BT to Offer Free YouTube Premiere of AMC’s The Terror


BT is making the first episode of the AMC suspense thriller The Terror available to watch on YouTube for free in the U.K.

The move by BT marks the first time a pay-TV show has launched in the U.K. on YouTube before it has been broadcast on television. The first episode of The Terror, inspired by a true story of the Royal Navy’s perilous voyage into uncharted territory, will be available to watch on YouTube for 24 hours as of April 24 for all viewers in the U.K., with a double episode also available for free on the AMC channel.

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 U.K.”

Richard Lewis, manager of entertainment content partnerships at 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 U.K. to enjoy.”