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AMC Networks and the BT Group have announced a new agreement that will see AMC rolled out to the UK for the first time this September, exclusively to BT TV subscribers.

The leading US cable network will bring an impressive catalogue of shows to subscribers, including Breaking Bad and Mad Men.

The launch, which comes on the back of a multi-year agreement between the two parties, will be kicked off with the exclusive UK television premiere of Fear the Walking Dead - a spin-off of The Walking Dead, which will also be made available on the channel.

Set in Los Angeles, Fear the Walking Dead focuses on a new set of characters and stars Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, Sons of Anarchy), Cliff Curtis (Missing, Gang Related), Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) and Alycia Debnam-Carey (Into the Storm).

Ed Carroll, AMC Networks COO, said the partnership with BT highlights the global appeal of AMC's programming.

He added: “AMC has become synonymous with bold, dramatic, original programming of the highest quality.

"We’re excited to partner with BT to launch AMC for the first time in the UK. This agreement highlights the strong demand for our globally renowned channels and will enable us to continue developing a far-reaching platform for AMC’s original programming.”

Delia Bushell, Managing Director of BT TV and BT Sport, said she is confident customers will be impressed by AMC's programming.

"We’re confident our viewers will enjoy AMC’s cinematic approach to storytelling and look forward to offering them an outstanding selection of TV series and films in the months ahead.”

The news will be seen as another exciting development for BT's TV offering, alongside the likes of Netflix, Sky Sports 1&2 and the BT Store service.

More recently it announced another innovation in the form of its new BT TV Ultra HD box and BT Sport Ultra HD channel, which is due to launch in August.

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