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Amazon Prime Video to stream new AMC series in 28 countries

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Mumbai: Amazon announced an output agreement with AMC Studios through which Amazon Prime Video will have first window rights to select new AMC series in 28 territories including India,Australia, Germany, Italy, and Japan as well as second run rights in many other countries.

Prime Video members will be able to stream via the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices, including Fire TV, and mobile devices. They can also download it to mobile devices for offline viewing at no additional cost.

Amazon Prime Video VP worldwide television acquisition Brad Beale commented, “This is another step in our efforts to extend the selection of premium TV shows available to Prime Video members worldwide.”

AMC Studios president of business operations Rick Olshansky said, “AMC Studios and Amazon already enjoy a successful programming partnership. This agreement underscores the high global demand for AMC’s must-have content and franchises and enables us to bring our popular shows to a wide global audience.”

The first new AMC show coming to Amazon Prime Video worldwide in 2018 will be the anthology series The Terror, executive produced by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner 2049), David W Zucker (The Man in the High Castle), and Guymon Cassady (Game of Thrones) and based on the true story of the Arctic expedition of Captain John Franklin that inspired the novel by acclaimed sci-fi author Dan Simmons. Set in 1847, it follows a Royal Navy expedition crew on a search for the Northwest Passage. The ship is attacked by a mysterious, stalking predator and the crew plunges into a suspenseful and desperate game of survival.

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