AMC Will Pay $8.3 Million Settlement for Sharing Subscriber Info

AMC $8.3 Million Settlement

AMC $8.3 Million Settlement

A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit claiming that AMC disclosed the personally identifiable information of registered users of AMC Services such as AMC+, Acorn TV, SundanceNow, and others, to Third-Party Tracking Companies, without their consent. Personally identifiable information includes information which identifies a person as having requested or obtained specific video materials or services from a video tape service provider.

AMC denies that it violated any law. The Court has not determined who is right. Rather, the parties have agreed to the settlement to avoid the uncertainties and expenses associated with continuing the case. Check out all the details below and file a claim on or before April 9, 2024.

Who’s Eligible for this Settlement?

The Settlement Class is defined as:

  • All persons in the United States who: (1) were registered users of AMC Services through (i) an online website or mobile app owned, controlled, and/or operated by AMC or (ii) any Streaming Service and (2) requested or obtained specific video content from AMC Services through (i) an online website or mobile app owned, controlled, and/or operated by AMC or (ii) any Streaming Service during the Class Period. AMC Services means AMC+, Shudder, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, SundanceNow, and HIDIVE. Note that you are not included in the Settlement Class if you have previously engaged counsel to assert an arbitration claim on your behalf.
  • The Class Period is defined as: January 18, 2021 to and through January 10, 2024.

Eligible Services

AMC Services:

  • AMC+
  • Shudder
  • Acorn TV
  • SundanceNow
  • HIDIVE. 

Related: See All Settlement Rebates Here

Settlement Payout

AMC will pay $8,300,000.00 to create a Settlement Fund. In addition to this monetary relief, the Settlement also requires AMC to suspend, remove or modify operation of the Meta Pixel developed by Meta (formerly known as Facebook) and other tracking technologies developed by the following Third-Party Tracking Companies: Google, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, and Braze.

After deducting attorneys’ fees and expenses, service awards for the class representatives, costs of settlement administration, and any taxes, the Settlement Fund will be distributed to Settlement Class Members as a cash payment on a pro rata basis (meaning equal share). This means each Settlement Class Member who submits a valid claim will be paid an equal share from the Net Settlement Fund.

The amount of the payments to individual Settlement Class Members will depend on the number of valid claims that are filed. Because the final payment amount cannot be calculated before all claims are received and verified, it will not be possible to provide an accurate estimate of the payment amount before the deadline to file claims.

The Court will hold a hearing to consider the fairness of the settlement on May 16, 2024. If the Court approves the settlement, eligible Settlement Class Members whose claims were approved by the Settlement Administrator will receive their payment within 90 days after the Settlement has been finally approved and/or any appeals process is complete.

Filing a Claim

If you are a Settlement Class Member and you want to receive a payment, you must complete and submit a Claim Form postmarked by April 9, 2024. Claim Forms can be found and submitted here on the website (, or by printing and mailing a paper Claim Form, copies of which are available for download here.

By signing and submitting a claim form, you swear under penalty of perjury that the information provided is true and correct.

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