No longer just HBO Max, the newly rebranded Max streaming platform is set to offer its subscribers a feast of AMC shows for a short window. A recent collaboration between Max and AMC ensures that a slew of episodes from popular AMC shows will grace Max’s virtual shelves from September 1st through October 31st. Reports from both CNBC and Variety confirm that the deal includes more than 200 episodes featuring shows such as Fear the Walking Dead, Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire, and Killing Eve. And the binge doesn’t stop there—AMC is planning to roll out even more content on Max later this fall.
Despite having its own standalone streaming service, AMC+, the network has found it challenging to turn a profit and remain competitive with other streaming giants. Last year, in the wake of workforce reductions, company chairman James Dolan sent an internal memo admitting that the initial belief—that streaming revenue would balance the loss of traditional cable subscribers—has fallen short of expectations.
Within the Max application, viewers can find AMC content in a specially designated section, aptly named “AMC+ Picks on Max.” This content will be accessible to both the ad-free and ad-supported tiers of Max subscribers. Interestingly, the AMC+ titles coming to Max won’t be cluttered with commercials or ads, offering viewers an uninterrupted experience. Meredith Gertler, HBO’s Executive Vice President, praised the initiative, stating, “The AMC+ collection pop-up exemplifies how we can employ cutting-edge strategies to amplify the worth of our content library.”
While Max and AMC are still keeping mum about other titles that might make their way to the platform this fall, CNBC has disclosed that you shouldn’t hold your breath for AMC heavy-hitters like Mad Men and The Walking Dead. Nor should you expect to see Breaking Bad or Better Call Saul, which are snugly ensconced in Netflix’s vault.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Max and AMC partnership
What shows from AMC will be available on Max?
According to CNBC and Variety, Max will feature shows such as Fear the Walking Dead, Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire, and Killing Eve among others. The full list hasn’t been revealed yet.
How long will the AMC shows be available on Max?
The AMC shows will be available on Max for a limited period, from September 1st to October 31st.
Will AMC’s top shows like ‘Mad Men’ and ‘The Walking Dead’ be included?
No, AMC’s biggest hits like Mad Men and The Walking Dead will not be a part of this collaboration. Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul are also excluded as they are already licensed to Netflix.
Can I watch these AMC shows without ads on Max?
Yes, the AMC+ titles coming to Max won’t include commercials or ads, offering an uninterrupted viewing experience. The content will be available to both ad-free and ad-supported Max subscribers.
Why is AMC collaborating with Max?
AMC has struggled to monetize its own standalone streaming service, AMC+. The collaboration with Max aims to provide additional exposure and potentially attract more subscribers to both platforms.
Where can I find AMC shows on the Max app?
The AMC content will be located under a specially designated tab labeled as “AMC+ Picks on Max.”
What does HBO’s EVP Meredith Gertler say about the partnership?
Meredith Gertler, HBO’s Executive Vice President, states that the AMC+ collection pop-up exemplifies innovative strategies to add value to Max’s content library.
Is this a long-term partnership between Max and AMC?
The details about the longevity of the partnership have not been disclosed yet. Currently, the deal is confirmed for a limited time, from September 1st to October 31st.
Will there be more AMC shows added to Max in the future?
While the exact titles and future plans are yet to be disclosed, AMC is planning to roll out even more of its shows on Max later this fall.
What happened to HBO Max? Is it now just called Max?
Yes, the platform has been rebranded from HBO Max to simply Max.