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BT to broadcast a UK first with debut episode of AMC drama series "The Terror” available for free on YouTube

AMC’s suspenseful thriller “The Terror”
AMC’s suspenseful thriller “The Terror”

In a UK-first BT is giving the public a chance to watch the first episode of AMC’s suspenseful thriller “The Terror” for free, live on YouTube next week.

The first episode of BT TV’s latest drama series will be available to watch on YouTube for 24 hours from 00:01am on Tuesday, 24 April for anyone in the UK, with a double episode also available for free on the AMC channel. This is the first time a pay-TV show has launched in the UK on YouTube before it has been broadcast on television.

Inspired by a true story, “The Terror” centres on the Royal Navy’s perilous voyage into uncharted territoryas the crew attempts to discover the Northwest Passage. Faced with treacherous conditions, limited resources, dwindling hope and fear of the unknown, the crew is pushed to the brink of extinction. Frozen, isolated and stuck at the end of the earth, “The Terror” highlights all that can go wrong when a group of men, desperate to survive, struggle not only with the elements, but with each other.

The ten-episode series stars Jared Harris (“The Crown,” “Mad Men”) as Captain Francis Crozier; Tobias Menzies (“Outlander”) as Captain James Fitzjames; Ciarán Hinds (“Game of Thrones”) as Sir John Franklin; Paul Ready (“Cuffs”) as Dr. Henry Goodsir; Adam Nagaitis (Suffragette) as Cornelius Hickey; Nive Nielsen (The New World) as Lady Silence; Ian Hart (Finding Neverland) as Thomas Blanky; and Trystan Gravelle (“Mr. Selfridge”) as Henry Collins. “The Terror” is produced by Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360 in association with AMC Studios. The series is executive produced by Ridley Scott, showrunners David Kajganich and Soo Hugh, David W. Zucker, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert and Guymon Casady.

To create anticipation ahead of the show’s launch, fans have already been “recruited” as crewmates via a Facebook Chatbot with Captain Sir John Franklin, with the reward of gaining early access to episode one on YouTube. All ten episodes will be exclusively available on AMC for BT’s customers.

The first episode will be shown on BT’s YouTube channel at AMC is available free of charge in the UK to BT customers on channel number 332 on BT TV, and to BT Sport Pack subscribers on Sky channel 192. AMC is also available in HD on both BT TV and Sky with an HD subscription1.

Tony Singh, Content Director at BT TV, said: “We’re hugely excited about The Terror, with a stellar British cast and absolutely thrilling production that will have you hopping from the edge of your seat to behind your sofa. Just like Sir John Franklin, BT likes to break new ground and we are delighted to partner with our friends at YouTube to take the first episode of The Terror to everyone in the UK.”

Richard Lewis, Manager of Entertainment Content Partnerships, YouTube, said: “YouTube is committed to working with partners to boost discovery and viewership of their content in fresh and innovate ways. We are delighted to partner with BT in bringing a show as prestigious as ‘The Terror’ to YouTube for free for people across the UK to enjoy"

Notes to Editors:

About AMC (UK)

AMC, a business unit of AMC Networks International, commemorates favourite films from every genre and decade and showcases acclaimed first run original programming. The network has created some of the most award-winning series of the past decade that have re-defined dramatic storytelling. In addition to being widely distributed throughout North America, AMC is available in over 125 countries. AMC in the UK is a premier entertainment destination that is available free of charge to BT customers as number 332 on BT TV, and to BT Sport Pack subscribers on Sky channel 192. AMC is also available in HD on both BT TV and Satellite with an HD subscription (customers must opt in to receive AMC).

About BT

BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services. BT consists of six customer-facing lines of business: Consumer, EE, Business and Public Sector, Global Services, Wholesale and Ventures, and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2017, BT Group’s reported revenue was £24,062m with reported profit before taxation of £2,354m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

For more information, visit the About BT section

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