AMC pulls plug on Asia channel, operators told

AMC is pulling the plug on its Asia channel at the end of this year, according to a note sent to operators across the region about a week ago.

Pay-TV platform operators at the ATF in Singapore today said they had not been given a reason for the decision to shutter the 12-year-old Singapore-based regional service on 31 December 2018.

It is understood that the U.S. brand is likely to move into 2019 with a focus on licensing/syndication in Asian markets, including flagship titles such as “Fear the Walking Dead”, which used to run first on the AMC channel in the region.

The channel launched in Asia in around 2006, and is distributed in seven markets, including Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Philippines.

AMC has so far not issued any public statement.