Charter to Launch AMC’s SVOD Services

Under new carriage renewal deal, cable operator will make available to its customers Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and UMC, along with premium ad-free linear channel AMC Premiere
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AMC Networks has announced that Charter Communications will launch its full suite of subscription video on demand services, along with its premium ad-free linear channel, AMC Premiere.

The inclusion of Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and UMC is part of a broader long-term carriage agreement inked between the programmer and cable operator earlier. That deal includes carriage of linear networks AMC, BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, WE tv and BBC World News.

Terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed. AMC didn't offer a timeline as to when the SVOD services and AMC Premiere will be available to Spectrum TV subscribers. 

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“As both of our businesses continue to evolve, we are very pleased to expand our relationship by enriching Charter’s offering with our targeted SVOD services. Much like our networks, our SVOD services serve passionate audiences with the content they love,” said Ed Carroll, AMC Networks COO, in a statement.

“With partners like AMC Networks, we’re strategically enabling our customers to have greater control over the content they want, in one place through their Spectrum subscription, and with pricing flexibility to meet their needs,” added Tom Montemagno, exec VP of programming acquisition for Charter.

The announcement that Charter will be adding more app-based services to its customers comes just days after top company executives openly discussed licensing X1 video technology from Comcast—specifically, the No. 1 U.S. cable operator’s Flex streaming box. 

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