In the end, it looks a lot like a threeway lose. Both Dish and AMC will likely lose some revenue over this. All unhappy subscribers will not change services. AMC loses a bunch of revenue based on Dish's total number of subscribers. Dish loses whoever decides to move or downgrade plus some amount of goodwill similar to the Netflix Ill Will. Subscribers that care about AMC and don't switch to another provider lose the show or wind up having to pay a lot more from Amazon or iTunes for these few shows. But, it all gets pretty personal based on one's preferences. For AMC, losing that revenue means there is just that much less money to fund some of these original shows. In this poor economy AMC's stock could also tank just like Netflix did. Not sure it would affect Dish the same way. Kind of like watching one of those high stakes Poker matches.