Today Starz announced that the very first episode of Outlander will be previewed a week ahead of the official premiere date, with a special sneak peek airing across multiple online and television outlets. The episode, called Sassenach, will be available beginning August 2nd. Here’s a sample of where you can view the show early, via today’s press release:
Approximately 82 million multichannel video households will have access to the premiere episode via additional linear, on-demand and/or online sampling opportunities on select cable, satellite and telco affiliates in the United States as well as online through select websites including Starz.com/Outlander, the Starz “Outlander” Twitter page, the Starz YouTube page, Starz “Outlander” Facebook Pageand the free STARZ PLAY app for all users in the United States.
Starz also confirmed that season one of Outlander will be split in two, with the first eight episodes airing August 9-September 27, and final eight episodes airing in early 2015.