Watch The Walking Dead without ads on AMC's new Premiere network

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As for AMC Premiere itself, it's offering ad-free versions of all current-season AMC programming, including "The Walking Dead", "Fear the Walking Dead", "Preacher", "Into the Badlands", "The Son", "Turn: Washington Spies", "Talking Dead", "Talking with Chris Hardwick", "Talking Preacher" and "Comic Book Men". Instead of catering to cord-cutters, AMC Premiere is created to keep consumers inside the big cable womb (a.k.a "the bundle") by offering an upscale experience available only through your friendly neighborhood cable conglomerate.

Cable network AMC today announced the launch of a new streaming service called AMC Premiere, which allows subscribers to pay $5 per month for access to commercial-free versions of its current TV shows along with uncut movies, while also allowing customers to stream new TV episodes at the same time as they're airing on television.

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"Tens of millions of existing viewers watch our shows through the cable ecosystem, so partnering with Comcast gives us a great opportunity to launch this new idea at scale", AMC President Charlie Collier said in a statement.

AMC says that after initially launching only for Comcast customers, it will be expanding the option to other cable providers in the months to come. In April, AMC announced it will make shows exclusively for Charter Communications Inc., the second-largest US cable provider behind Comcast. Over time, AMC plans to make AMC Premiere available to other pay-TV subscribers, Collier said. That's it. Down the road, AMC could conceivably build AMC Premiere into a freestanding service like CBS All Access, which has its own original programming and doesn't require a satellite or cable subscription.

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It will not, however, have past seasons of many of AMC's shows.

Consumers have become accustomed to watching TV without commercials, whether it's through their DVRs or on Netflix, Amazon and HBO. They will also get access to exclusive movies and previews, interviews, and other special features.

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The move is a new example of how TV networks and distributors are trying to adapt to rapidly shifting viewer habits, particularly among young people who are flocking to on-demand and ad-free programing. AMC is the first to go all the way to ad-free. "There is a segment of the viewership who is willing to pay incrementally for a more premium viewing experience".

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