Roku Reaches Multiyear Distribution Agreement with AMC Networks

By Jessica Lerner 

AMC Networks and Roku have reached a multiyear distribution agreement that will bring 11 FAST channels from AMC Networks to The Roku Channel.

This includes an exclusive channel AMC Showcase, which will feature many of AMC’s dramas including Mad Men.

“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,” said Kim Kelleher, chief commercial officer of AMC Networks, in a statement. “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.”


AMC Networks’ streaming services like AMC+, Shudder, and Acorn TV will be made available to users through Premium Subscriptions on The Roku Channel. The HIDIVE anime service from AMC Network will eventually debut as a Premium Subscription on The Roku Channel. Users of The Roku Channel will now benefit from an expanded selection of ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) content from AMC Networks, including hit movies and WE tv reality shows.

“The Roku Channel is thrilled to announce its expanded relationship with longtime partner AMC Networks,” said Roku vp of programming Rob Holmes. “Everyday, audiences come to The Roku Channel for easy access to a wide range of entertainment options. We are constantly working to enhance our programming portfolio to meet the needs of our users. 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.”