Roku and AMC Networks have announced the expansion of their streaming partnership. The new global, multi-year agreement will see 11 FAST channels from AMC Networks added to The Roku Channel. The FAST channels, created and programmed by AMC Networks, will include an exclusive channel – AMC Showcase – which will feature many of the company’s drama series including Mad Men.
At a later time, AMC Networks’ anime service – HIDIVE – will launch as a Premium Subscription on The Roku Channel. Additionally, AVOD content from AMC Networks – including movies and popular reality shows from WE tv – will be offered on The Roku Channel.
The agreement will continue to make AMC Networks’ targeted streaming services (like AMC+, Shudder and Acorn TV) available to viewers through Premium Subscriptions on The Roku Channel.
Kim Kelleher, Chief Commercial Officer of AMC Networks, says: “This is an exciting expansion of our relationship with one of our most important and long-term partners, which will make even more of our acclaimed and popular programming available to The Roku Channel’s audience including, for the first time, the addition of 11 of our curated FAST channels.
“It also serves our strategic goal of distributing and windowing our high-quality content across a coordinated ecosystem that includes our own networks and streaming services and leading partner platforms. We are thrilled to be in business with Roku and to have expanded this key partner relationship for years to come.”
Rob Holmes, Vice President, Programming, Roku, comments: “Through this multi-faceted expansion of our partnership, we are pleased to provide our audiences with even more top content, plus exclusive programming, from AMC Networks, and look forward to connecting AMC Networks with viewers across The Roku Channel’s programming ecosystem.”