AMC NETWORKS LAUNCHES AD-SUPPORTED VERSION OF ITS FLAGSHIP AMC+ STREAMING SERVICE
Priced at $4.99 Per Month, New Option for Consumers Includes Same Great Shows and Movies Available in Ad-Free Version, With a Light Ad Load
NEW YORK, NY, September 28, 2023 - AMC Networks today announced that it has begun the rollout of an ad-supported version of its flagship AMC+ streaming service, with initial availability on its direct-to-consumer platform and apps, expanding to third-party platforms and channels providers in the coming weeks.
Priced at $4.99 per month, the ad-supported version includes a light ad load of less than five minutes per hour and all of the same series and film titles that are offered on the ad-free version. Ad-free plans will remain available at the current pricing of $8.99 per month. Ad-free viewers also have the option to save more than 20 percent over standard monthly rates by purchasing an annual subscription for $83.88.
"This ad-supported version of AMC+ gives consumers more flexibility while bringing ads to the only piece of our distribution ecosystem that wasn't already ad-supported," said Kim Kelleher, chief commercial officer of AMC Networks. "Now, with our linear networks, strong and growing presence on CTV and FAST platforms and ad-supported AMC+, our advertising partners can fully leverage the reach and appeal of our high-quality shows and connect with viewers wherever and however they choose to watch. We are also able to offer marketers new and innovative ways to reach consumers, like interactive and shoppable ads, more flexibility in product integrations, whole genre takeovers and other tech-enabled enhancements that weren't possible before."
Both AMC+ subscription tiers will include AMC's premium original series and fan-driven franchises. As part of the AMC+ bundle, ad-supported subscribers will also have full access to streaming services Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited as well as the AMC, BBC America, IFC and Sundance TV linear networks, providing a rich library of new original series, exclusive film premieres and a highly curated content catalogue designed to drive deeper discovery and engagement for fans of AMC's signature programming, which includes:
AMC's The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, currently in premieres, and Fear the Walking Dead, returning in October for its final episodes, as well as recent hits Dark Winds, Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire and Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches.
Streaming originals like A Discovery of Witches, Gangs of London and Sundance Now's The Vanishing Triangle, premiering October 26.
New movies every week, including the highly anticipated new installments in Shudder's V/H/S (October 6) and Hell House (October 30) franchises as well as recent hits Paint, featuring Owen Wilson and the reboot of Children of the Corn.
The biggest FearFest programming event ever.
A growing library of high-quality shows, including signature originals Mad Men, Halt & Catch Fire, TURN: Washington's Spies, Hell on Wheels, The Son, The Terror and Killing Eve.
The ad-supported version of AMC+ is launching with dozens of advertisers already on board. AMC Networks is offering advertisers a full-range of high-impact and tech-enabled ad formats and options through this new ad-supported version of AMC+. Options include interactive ad units, squeeze-back screens during "Next On" promos, shoppable ads, overlays, ad-break trivia, inserted integrations, episodic takeovers and more.
About AMC Networks
AMC Networks (Nasdaq: AMCX) is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically acclaimed content. Its brands include targeted streaming services AMC+, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, ALLBLK, and the newest addition to its targeted streaming portfolio, the anime-focused HIDIVE streaming service, in addition to AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv and IFC Films. AMC Studios, the Company's in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind some of the biggest titles and brands known to a global audience, including The Walking Dead, the Anne Rice catalog and the Agatha Christie library. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.