WORLDWIDE PREMIERE OF THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SEASON 7 STARTING OCTOBER 23 ON FOX
MIPCOM – Cannes, October 18, 2016 – FOX, the exclusive international home of The Walking Dead and global leader in delivering the best scripted entertainment to international audiences first, today announced the return of the series to FOX channels internationally following AMC’s Season 8 renewal. Season 8 will premiere in 2017 and will kick off with the 100th episode of the series.
FOX partnered with AMC on the series at script level and launched the first ever global simultaneous release in 2010. Now in its 7th season, The Walking Dead returns to over 200 million international viewers in over 125 countries on FOX near simultaneously with its Sunday, October 23 premiere on AMC in the U.S.
“Less than a week away from this this year’s return, we are not only thrilled about Season 8, but also confident that the surrounding anticipation, combined with our unrivaled footprint and fandom, will make this season’s premiere our best yet,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, EVP of Scripted Programming and Original Development at FOX Network Group.
The Walking Deadcontinues to shatter international ratings records for FOX, with the Season 6 return last year up an impressive 17% year-on-year live ratings growth (+24% reach increase). It too was simultaneously launched in all 125 FOX markets on October 12, reinforcing the network’s “The Best. First” programming and scheduling strategy and reaffirming FOX’s commitment to its viewers to deliver the best entertainment programming before anyone else.
FOX is FOX International Channel’s global flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, promising international audiences “The Best. First” in entertainment programming. The brand is synonymous with groundbreaking Hollywood entertainment and delivers a varied programing schedule that includes comedy, drama, science fiction, action and animation. FOX’s exclusive, original and breakthrough series include The Simpsons, The Walking Dead, Empire, Scream Queens, American Horror Story, Homeland and others. FOX is available as a linear channel and through authenticated FOX Play apps in 31 local languages in over 255 million homes across 127 countries outside the U.S. As a result of its scale and global synergies, FOX was able to pioneer a global day-and-date release strategy for key series, and remains the only international network able to release TV series worldwide at the same time as the U.S. Launched in August of 1993,
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