AMC+, the streaming service owned in-house by its corporate parent, is moving its pay one output window agreement to a.
Along with the news of the pay one agreement, there's a fresh release strategy that will see AMC+ debut a new feature every Friday from IFC Films, RLJ Entertainment, and Shudder, all part of the AMC Networks Film Group. Select titles will be broadcast day-and-date in theaters and on the service. (IFC Films previously had distribution agreements with Showtime and Hulu.)
The final Friday of the month is dubbed "The Final Friday" and focuses on a fresh horror film from Shudder, the genre-focused. Clean will be released on May 6 with the streaming premiere of the IFC Films title, featuring Oscar-winner Adrien Brody. Clean will feature in Catch the Fair One, Karen Gillan's starrer dual, and Ruth Paxton's A Banquet.
"IFC Films has been leading the industry in developing diversified distribution strategies for independent cinema for over two decades, bringing audiences the best in worldwide and American independent film. We are proud to continue this history of innovation and offer opportunities to discover our stunning library on AMC+."
At the end of 2021, AMC performed a series with several streaming premieres, including the dark Christmas feature Silent Night from RLJE, which starred Kiera Knightley. AMC believes that slate "outperformed popular library title films in both viewership and acquisition, with user engagement ranking among the most prominent original series on AMC+."
With the introduction of the new product, AMC+ will expand its feature offering exponentially. Currently, the service is best known as the streaming home for AMC series like The Walking Dead, Tales of the Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, and fresher offerings like Kevin Can F**k Himself.
According to Courtney Thomasma, director of AMC+, "Expanding our film offering was the next logical step in sustaining our audience to serve and grow."