NEW YORK, NY, April 6, 2022 – As part of its 2022 launch, AMC Networks today announced an extension of its successful “Viewers First” strategy, through which it has developed a list of dynamic FAST (free ad-supported streaming) channels distributed on a growing range of platforms. AMC Networks began development and deployment of separate channels focused on its unique and valuable content two years ago, and has to date launched eight channels which are deployed on six leading FAST platforms.

New channels in development and scheduled to launch in the coming months, all of which will be live and scheduled 24/7, are:

AMC in Spanish, which will feature favorite stories and characters from AMC’s critically acclaimed original programming. The channel will offer Spanish language versions of shows such as The Walking Dead, Fear the living dead, Rectify, In the Badlands, Stop and catch fire, The red road and others.

ALLBLK Gems will feature programming from the fast-growing ALLBLK streaming service that is inclusively and unapologetically Black. This channel will spotlight favorite ALLBLK originals like Treason, A divided house, Notorious Queens, My mane problem and much more.

HIDIVE x ANIME is an all-original FAST channel devoted to the best of anime, a rich and rapidly growing content category that has captivated viewers around the world. Anime is one of the fastest growing content genres in the world, and HIDIVE x ANIME will serve this fandom with high-quality original series direct from Japan.

Shorts and Cortos (the Spanish version of Shorts) is the world’s only FAST channel dedicated to short films, curated collections of award-winning films, over 13,000 from around the world, including Thrillers, Drama, Comedy, Romance, Animation, Sci-Fi, Horror & Documentary.

OVER TIME, in addition to the five channels listed above, AMC has also entered into an innovative distribution partnership with Brooklyn-based Overtime. Overtime’s new FAST channel gives sports fans the opportunity to follow the next generation of sports stars on and off the field. The channel’s programming mix includes over 40 highly engaging original series curated as a FAST channel for the first time.

“Our ‘Viewers First’ strategy revolves around the goal of making our engaging original content accessible to viewers where and when they want to consume it, and this has resulted in a growing presence on an increasing number of leading platforms, our ad partners walking right alongside us,” said Kim Kelleher, president of commercial revenue and partnerships for AMC Networks. “FAST has become an increasingly important and growing component of our overall commercial revenue mix, and these new channels will only further accelerate our growth and success in this dynamic environment.”

AMC Networks’ existing list of FAST and AVOD channels includes Stories by AMC, AMC Thrillers, Slightly shifted by IFC, All weddings by WE tv, All reality by WE tv, The universe of the living dead, Choice of IFC filmsand Portlandia. The channels are streamed on platforms such as Pluto TV, Sling TV, Samsung TV Plus, VIZIO, Plex, and Comcast XUMO.

About AMC Networks

AMC Networks (Nasdaq: AMCX) is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically acclaimed content. Its brands include focused streaming services AMC+, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, ALLBLK, and the newest addition to its focused streaming portfolio, anime-focused streaming service HIDIVE, 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 operations, is responsible for some of the biggest titles and brands known to global audiences, including The Walking Dead, Anne Rice Catalog and Library. Agatha Christie. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.

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