Shudder Racks Up 1 Million Subscribers

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Don’t count the horror genre out just yet! Supernatural streaming service Shudder hit 1 million subscribers, per Deadline.

The service caters to a niche audience, but there is clearly an audience for the content. AMC Networks own the service, which began in 2015. The network also owns Acorn, UMC and Sundance Now. By the end of the year, AMC predicts the services to earn 4 million total subscribers by the end of the year.

Creepshow is responsible for a good chunk of Shudder’s success. The series based on the 1982 film written by Stephen King of the same name is quite popular. AMC even did a marathon of all episodes on its cable network. Naturally, Creepshow is returning for a second season.

Miguel Penella, AMC Networks SVOD President, speaks on Shudder’s success. “The addition of original series and movies turbocharged our growth and turned Shudder into a must-have service for anyone interested in great horror, thriller or supernatural entertainment. Our relentless focus on quality programming, innovative content and finding the best up-and-coming creators has enabled Shudder to break out in the crowded world of subscription services.

Shudder continues to grow internationally! The streamer just premiered in Australia and New Zealand.

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Written by Melodie Aikels

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