NEW LIVE TV SERVICE WILL OFFER MUST-SEE, ACCLAIMED SHOWS FROM AMC NETWORKS TO ALL OF ITS MEMBERS

“The Walking Dead,” “Better Call Saul,” and “Orphan Black” alone are more than worth the $7/month fee.  This is pretty exciting news.

From the press release:

Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY (April 5, 2017) — YouTube and AMC Networks today announced that YouTube TV –  YouTube’s new live TV streaming service –  will offer AMC Networks’ leading channels and popular and acclaimed programming.

AMC Networks’ channels – AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv and BBC World News – will be included soon after the launch of YouTube TV, available for $35/month. The offering will bring YouTube viewers access to some of TV’s most popular and critically-acclaimed shows, including the biggest show on TV, AMC’s The Walking Dead, as well as the award-winning Better Call Saul; BBC AMERICA’s Planet Earth II, Orphan Black and Doctor Who; IFC’s Brockmire and Portlandia; SundanceTV’s Hap and Leonard and Top of the Lake; WE tv’s Mama June and Braxton Family Values; and BBC World News.

“YouTube TV is designed to bring great content to the YouTube generation in a way that is tailored to their flexible and mobile-first lifestyles,” said Kelly Merryman, VP Content Partnerships, YouTube. “We’re thrilled to partner with AMC Networks and bring their hugely popular, cutting edge shows to the service.”

“YouTube has established itself as one of the world’s leading platforms for creators and content at the same time our networks have become must-have programming services for viewers, and we’re pleased to partner with YouTube on the launch of this innovative new service,” said Bob Broussard, President of Distribution for AMC Networks. “Our partnership underscores the strength and appeal of AMC Networks’ content and brands, and we look forward to supporting YouTube’s development of this new platform.”

In addition, YouTube TV will also offer AMC Networks’ premium subscription-video-on-demand services Sundance Now, dedicated to independent film, TV series and documentaries for $7/month, and Shudder, offering movies for fans of thriller, supernatural and horror films, for $5/month.