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dish drops AMC, lets hope Directv does the same...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by bjlc, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. Jun 10, 2012 #21 of 137
    bjlc

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    neither is Turner movie classics.. but guess what. they still have the same format.. and I watch them.. I used to watch AMC almost every day.. and I can't tell you how many vhs tapes I have made from their programming.. but as soon as they went to commercials, I stopped.. the same with fox movie channel. Hey you start and set the format, you can't change horses in midstream and expect people to stay with them..
     
  2. Jun 10, 2012 #22 of 137
    mdavej

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    I dropped DirecTV due in part to no AMC HD (which they eventually added), and now I've dropped Dish for the same reason (which they are going to drop out of spite over lawsuits). I regret that they are no longer mostly commercial free. But that simply wasn't a sustainable model. A few years ago I never dreamed I'd go back to cable, but they've far surpassed satellite in terms of basic HD content. I now have not only AMC HD, but also WE HD and IFC HD, neither of which Dish or DirecTV have.

    Getting back to the topic, I hope DirecTV keeps AMC (I'm sure they will) and uses it to take customers from Dish.
     
  3. Jun 10, 2012 #23 of 137
    loudo

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    Hope they don't drop it, but if they did it wouldn't bother me. I don't watch anything on AMC.
     
  4. Jun 10, 2012 #24 of 137
    PCampbell

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    I think the only way to do that would be if we all droped our service from all providers, I dont see that anytime soon.
     
  5. Jun 10, 2012 #25 of 137
    ponchsox

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    Breaking Bad starts next month. Directv better not drop AMC.
     
  6. Jun 10, 2012 #26 of 137
    Laxguy

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    It sounds like your cable gets more content you want than sat services. Is that an accurate statement? Regardless, cable is widely varied according to location, even with the same provider.
    Do you live in an Urban area? Do you mind stating where?
     
  7. Jun 10, 2012 #27 of 137
    Laxguy

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    Since they contracted with AMC not long ago, and deals tend to be of the multiyear type, I feel we're pretty safe for this season.

    BTW, I hope Dish does not lose subs over this. If they don't, it strengthens the hand of both sat services at the negotiating table.
     
  8. Jun 10, 2012 #28 of 137
    dcowboy7

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    Shouldnt this be in the dish section ?

    What does this have to do with directv.

    Why dont you just post dish quarterly sub report too while your at it.
     
  9. Jun 10, 2012 #29 of 137
    spartanstew

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    LOL, you can buy DVD's of those same programs for less than $5 or you can probably buy the VHS versions for under $1. It amazes me that people still watch movies on cable channels (other than premiums - and even that's somewhat surprising). And even if you do (shudder), just record them and ff through the commercials, why is that so tough?
     
  10. Jun 10, 2012 #30 of 137
    MysteryMan

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    I don't care much for AMC either but I don't post and rant about it. There are many who enjoy AMC's original programing and feel differently than we do. If AMC bothers you that much then don't watch it. Better still, take BubblePuppy's advice and delete it from your guide listing.
     
  11. Jun 10, 2012 #31 of 137
    damondlt

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    Yea, Exactly, this has nothing to do with anything.:nono:
     
  12. Jun 10, 2012 #32 of 137
    damondlt

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    OK well then,
    Directv customers have nothing to worry about with AMC, cause we didn't bury Voom evidence and get ourselves sued by AMC.
    So there we have it !
    :p
     
  13. Jun 10, 2012 #33 of 137
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    You'll lose at least half the channels out there in an a la carte model. When it comes down to it, most channels are subsidized if you look at the ratings and the costs. The big channels get the most money and pay for the smaller channels. If the consumer wants a la carte, they'll have a lot less choice which is the ironic part because most people think a la carte = choice. It actually means the exact opposite because a number of channels simply cannot exist in an a la carte format.
     
  14. Jun 10, 2012 #34 of 137
    Xsabresx

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    For the lulz?
     
  15. Jun 10, 2012 #35 of 137
    CCarncross

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    That's a ridiculously selfish reason for wanting D* to drop AMC...many of us watch the outstanding original programming, and since many of us have DVR's, commercial breaks don't mean much at all. If you will only watch stations with no commercial breaks, how many channels that you get actually have that, besides TCM, and the premium movie channels, which all have commercials between shows/movies. There are many ways to get commercial free movies, dropping AMC seems like a poorly thought out idea.
     
  16. Jun 10, 2012 #36 of 137
    mdavej

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    Small city on the east coast. My cable company changed to SDV very recently and added over 60 HD channels in the past few months, about 20 of them just a few days ago. So the stars aligned for me. There is only one favorite channel of mine I still have to watch in SD. If I had stayed with Dish, there would be about 10, or 20 if I'd gone back to DirecTV. Granted, their DVR interface hasn't changed in at least 15 years, so I'll really miss the Hopper. But I'll have my Ceton based HTPC running soon and all will be well.
     
  17. Jun 10, 2012 #37 of 137
    MCHuf

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    I too think that "a la carte" isn't the answer that people think it is. But it wouldn't bother me to lose channels. Honestly, there are too many out there. Look at AMC for example. Why do they have both Sundance and IFC? Aren't they both basically the same thing? Why not combine them and their original programming together and eliminate most of the repeats? Same with Military Channel. The programming on that channel could easily be split up among Science and Discovery.

    And then you have HGTV/DIY and History/H2. :nono2:

    Get rid of the fluff and make the remaining channels worth paying for.
     
  18. Jun 10, 2012 #38 of 137
    jdskycaster

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    For those happy they can watch AMC original programming on directv while dish takes a stand against insane pricing demands. Who gets to make up for the millions in lost subscriber fees when AMC goes dark on July 1st? How can AMC sustain the current lineup of original programming without that revenue? If I was one that would like to see all those shows continue I would not be happy that Directv is not siding with Dish on this and to see a fair resolution for all interested parties.

    Those AMC viewers that think they are immune to what is is really happening here either refuse to understand the economics at play or are foolish enough to think this is only a Dish problem.
     
  19. Jun 10, 2012 #39 of 137
    adamson

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    To the op, go crawl back into your hole! Close this thread mods really!
     
  20. Jun 10, 2012 #40 of 137
    Laxguy

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    Let's be kind. A thread can be started with any intent, good bad or indifferent, and can turn into an interesting discussion.... or to crap.

    It's the how the folks posting to it that determines what it becomes. There are a few who dump on other's choices without thinking, and that tends to others being defensive, yada, yada.
     

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