YouTube TV has added AMC Premiere to its digital live TV service, following Comcast as the second TV provider to launch the network’s premium ad-free offering.
Customers can add AMC Premiere, which features in-season original series like The Walking Dead and Preacher, as well as exclusive content, extended episodes and curated movies, for $5 per month. The network said users will also be able to binge watch certain programs ahead of linear TV viewers.
“Our viewers are at the center of AMC Premiere’s success, and this launch now makes it available to YouTube TV customers across the country,” said Mac McKean, EVP of innovation for AMC and SundanceTV, in a statement. “We’re excited to offer commercial-free viewing and the chance to watch seasons of AMC shows like ‘The Terror’ ahead of anyone else, as well as extended episodes of popular AMC shows. YouTube TV has been a fantastic partner and the launch represents an exciting opportunity for AMC Premiere.”
The deal was first announced in February, and AMC Premiere initially launched on Comcast’s Xfinity TV last summer.
In March, fuboTV added AMC Networks’ linear channels to its base package and said that AMC Premiere would become available on the vMVPD service in the future as an add-on.
Also on Wednesday, CuriosityStream, a documentary-focused film and series SVOD service created by Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, announced it is now available on YouTube TV as an add-on channel for $3 per month.
“We are excited to add CuriosityStream to YouTube TV and offer our members first-in-class documentaries from around the globe covering science, history, health, human interest and more,” said Heather Moosnick, director of Content Partnerships at YouTube TV, in a statement.
YouTube TV features live TV from more than 60 networks, includes a cloud DVR with no storage space limits and is available for $40 per month.
“We are thrilled to partner with YouTube TV to bring CuriosityStream’s incredible library of original and premier titles to the vMVPD’s core lineup of traditional broadcast and cable networks and premium channels,” said Clint Stinchcomb, president and CEO of CuriosityStream. “YouTube TV is proving that traditional linear television and digital channels can be offered to the consumer seamlessly and successfully.”