AMC is officially turning into a premium network. Last week, AMC announced the launch of AMC Premiere, a new streaming service that charges subscribers $5 a month to watch their favorite AMC shows commercial-free. The service gives users access to new TV episodes as they're airing, as well as access to loads of uncut movies.
There's a catch though: AMC Premiere is only for pay TV subscribers — specifically, Comcast Xfinity TV customers. At least for now, anyway.
When Comcast Xfinity customers upgrade to AMC Premiere, they'll be able to watch the current seasons of The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Preacher, Into the Badlands, The Son, Turn: Washington Spies, Talking Dead, Talking with Chris Hardwick, Talking Preacher, and Comic Book Men.
So, when TWD's Rick Grimes and his people are being ambushed by Negan, you won't have to sit through (or fast forward through) commercials as you're on the edge of your seat. May seem trivial, but hey, for $5, it might be worth it.
"With AMC's engagement at an all-time high, developing more options for viewers to connect with our content is a priority," Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, said in a statement. "Tens of millions of existing viewers watch our shows through the cable ecosystem, so partnering with Comcast gives us a great opportunity to launch this new idea at scale."
Xfinity TV customers can access AMC Premiere through Xfinity set-tops and the Xfinity Stream website and mobile app. The service will become available via AMC's apps and website over the next few months.