A handful of AMC Plus programs, including fear the walking dead and kill Eve, will have a temporary home on Max, Warner Bros. Discovery’s streaming service, from September 1 and until October 31. Statements provided to multiple outlets by executives from the parent companies of both services make it clear that the goal of the deal is to help AMC Plus while adding more content to Max, which is a good thing because, with strikes in Hollywood paralyzing productions and challenges facing AMC in the cable space, both companies likely need it.
“This promotional deal with Warner Bros. Discovery is an excellent opportunity to bring some of our most popular and critically acclaimed shows to millions of Max subscribers in the US for two full months,” Dan McDermott, President of Entertainment and AMC’s AMC Studios. Networks, he said in a statement.
Max will feature the AMC Plus series on a rail branded “AMC+ Picks on Max” and most importantly, they will be ad-free whether you subscribe to the ad-free or ad-light versions of Max.
It’s unclear if the shows announced so far are the only ones coming to Max (we’ve reached out for clarification), as the excellent Kevin can fuck himself, for example, it does not appear to be making the trip, but fear of the walking dead and the first season of Tony Hillerman’s adaptation The dark winds are. dark winds It is currently airing its second season on AMC Plus and AMC.
Here is the list of programs announced so far for the promotion:
That’s despite holding broadcast rights to several high-profile and award-winning shows like The Walking Dead, Mad Men, and Hell on Wheels. The service also has several original shows, while parent company AMC Networks also owns multiple legacy cable channels, such as BBC America and IFC, as well as the horror streaming service Shudder.
AMC also announced it would launch an ad-supported tier in October, and other partnerships have seen it featured on The Roku Channel (as a paid add-on), and it’s long been available as a subscription channel on both Amazon Prime Video and Apple. TELEVISION.
The stakes are high for AMC Plus, as it hosts some of its best shows on Max, and in front of its almost 100 million subscribers – could bring more attention to AMC Plus content. Whether it will help the streaming service pick up subscribers remains to be seen.