AMC Networks announced today that free streaming television service Pluto TV will launch a suite of original AMC Networks channels on May 1, including Stories by AMC, Slightly Off by IFC, All Reality WE tv, and The Walking Dead en Español. The launch of these dedicated channels will give Pluto TV customers access to a wide AMC Networks content, including AMC’s The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Halt and Catch Fire, and Into the Badlands; IFC’s Portlandia, Documentary Now! and Brockmire; and WE tv’s Kendra on Top and Mary Mary, and more favorites from across AMC Networks’ cable channels. Select programming will also be available on-demand as part of Pluto TV’s platform.
“We are excited to partner with Pluto TV to bring AMC Networks’ acclaimed originals to our fans in new ways, as viewers continue to seek greater flexibility and choice,” said Joshua Reader, president of distribution and development for AMC Networks. “Free ad-supported streaming is an emerging category that gives us the ability to complement the content offerings of our linear networks and other new platforms in ways that serve viewers and advertising partners – all part of our strategy to make our content available to as many people as possible in a rapidly evolving media environment. As always, compelling, distinctive and premium content is at the heart of our appeal and that of these new AMCN-Pluto channels.”
“As we continue to see incredible growth and adoption of Pluto TV worldwide, we are thrilled to join forces with an esteemed and award-winning partner like AMC Networks,” states Amy Kuessner, Senior Vice President of Content Strategy and Global Partnerships. “Pluto TV is the exclusive launch partner of these new channels from AMC Networks, that offer the perfect escape for viewers in search of the very best television programming that’s easy to access and free to stream.”
Pluto TV premiered a marathon of The Walking Dead this past Saturday, on their Stories by AMC channel that began at 11am ET – this marathon will now reoccur every Saturday beginning at 11am ET .