International fans of The Walking Dead will not have to wait long for new season 4 episodes, worldwide distributor Fox International Channel announced today.
The Walking Dead season 4 will air episodes outside of the United States within 24 hours of their Sunday night debut on AMC. FIC’s Chief Marketing Officer said that the reason for doing this is two-fold. “We want to prevent the spoilers for sure, we also want to make sure [international viewers] get the best version of the show — not some pirated version. But we also want them to get it super fast.”
Not watching a pirated version is good news for advertisers who want to make sure their ads are being seen by people in the right countries. Moreover, viewership on television should increase.
New episodes of The Walking Dead during previous seasons were seen roughly a week after their American debut which was a record turnaround in and of itself.
The show will be airing in international markets such as Australia, UK, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Turkey, Balkans, Baltic, Norway, Netherlands, all of Latin America, all of the Middle East, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Africa.
As usual, The Walking Dead season 4′s world premiere occurs in the United States at 9 p.m. eastern/pacific on AMC this Sunday, October 13.
Thanks, The Wrap.