AMC, Comcast Launching Ad-Free Version of Network

Premium option will cost $4.99 per month
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AMC Networks and Comcast said they are making a premium, commercial-free version of AMC Network available to subscribers for $4.99 a month.

Subscribers will be able to see original AMC shows such asThe Walking Dead without commercials at the same time they air on the basic channel. The premium service will also offer other original content and curated movies.

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The service, AMC Premiere, is soft-launching Thursday (June 29), with more content becoming available throughout the summer.

“With AMC’s engagement at an all-time high, developing more options for viewers to connect with our content is a priority,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, in a statement. “Tens of millions of existing viewers watch our shows through the cable ecosystem, so partnering with Comcast gives us a great opportunity to launch this new idea at scale. We’re excited to make AMC Premiere an available option for Xfinity TV customers, as we continue to build deeper relationships with fan communities across all of our programming and platforms.”

Comcast’s Xfinity TV customers can access AMC Premiere through Xfinity set-top boxes and the Xfinity Stream website and mobile app. Availability on AMC apps and will roll out over the coming months.