AMC+ LAUNCHES ON THE ROKU CHANNEL
Premium Streaming Bundle Expands U.S. Distribution to Millions of Users on The Roku Channel
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NEW YORK, NY – AMC Networks today announced that its AMC+ premium streaming bundle is now available on The Roku Channel, the home of free and premium entertainment on the Roku® platform. The Roku Channel reached U.S. households with an estimated 54 million people in Q3. The Roku launch follows recent launches on Prime Video Channels, Apple TV channels, Comcast and Dish/Sling TV.
AMC+ is a premium streaming bundle that includes popular and critically acclaimed original programming from across AMC Networks’ entertainment networks and a number of the company’s targeted streaming services: Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited for the suggested retail price of $8.99 per month. Current featured programming includes series from The Walking Dead Universe, Gangs of London, Riviera and Soulmates. AMC+ also includes access to thousands of hours of continually refreshed new and library content, commercial-free, including all seven seasons of the iconic series Mad Men.
“We are pleased to be working with Roku to significantly expand access to AMC+ across the millions of engaged users on The Roku Channel,” said Josh Reader, president of distribution and development for AMC Networks. “As we continue to make AMC+ available to our fans on more platforms, from Comcast and DISH/Sling TV to Amazon, Apple, and now, Roku, we are seeing significant demand for our distinctive offering that combines our acclaimed original programming from across our linear networks, including live feeds of our entertainment networks, with our popular targeted SVOD services. We’ve always had a great partnership with Roku and are excited to expand our relationship to include AMC+.”
The Roku Channel delivers both free and premium entertainment in a single, easy to navigate destination and is home to thousands of titles, including free movies and TV episodes.
“Roku is the #1 TV streaming platform in the U.S. and our goal is to get our users to the entertainment they want. AMC+ is a great addition to our Premium Subscription lineup, offering our customers access to the latest episodes of high-quality programming in both VOD and linear channels,” said Randy Ahn, Director, The Roku Channel Premium Subscriptions, Roku. “We’re very excited to partner with AMC Networks to bring their popular and award-winning entertainment to The Roku Channel and help our users get to the content they want.”
About AMC Networks Inc.
AMC Networks is a global entertainment company known for delivering high-quality content to audiences and a valuable platform to distributors and advertisers. The Company, which operates several of the most recognizable brands in entertainment, manages its business through two operating segments: (i) National Networks, which principally includes AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV and WE tv; and AMC Studios, the Company’s production business; and (ii) International and Other, which principally includes AMC Networks International, the Company’s international programming business; AMC Networks SVOD, the Company’s targeted subscription streaming services, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and UMC; Levity Entertainment Group, the Company’s production services and comedy venues business; and IFC Films, the Company’s independent film distribution business. For more information on AMC Networks, please visit the Company’s website at www.amcnetworks.com.
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 (By hours streamed, Kantar, May 2020)
November 24, 2020 5:05pm ET by AMC