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Dish drops AMC (+WeTV, IFC & Sundance)

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by lparsons21, May 4, 2012.

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  1. Jun 29, 2012 #961 of 1922
    Stewart Vernon

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    Yeah... that's the bad thing. A lot of customers will actually not be getting "replacement" channels because they already had those channels.

    IF Dish really wanted to make a splash, they would try and launch an actual new channel in situations like this.
     
  2. Jun 29, 2012 #962 of 1922
    harsh

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    If you'll recall, they did this when they dropped The Weather Channel a couple of years ago and that didn't go well for the replacement channel in the end.
     
  3. Jun 29, 2012 #963 of 1922
    SayWhat?

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    TWC was the first thing I thought of too, but the replacement channel didn't fail as such. Charlie took another sip of the TWC koolaid and tossed the replacement under the bus. I'm still pissed at Charlie for that.
     
  4. Jun 29, 2012 #964 of 1922
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    It is too bad for some people as they will be losing something they enjoy watching. For me however this works out pretty good, I don't watch any of the channels going away and I'm getting HDNet movies which I do like but since I currently don't subscribe to the Blockbuster package I wasn't getting it, so basically I get a channel for free that I enjoy. So there's at least one Dish customer that this has ended up better for. :D
     
  5. Jun 29, 2012 #965 of 1922
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    Good! i hope it blows up in Dolan's face.
     
  6. Jun 29, 2012 #966 of 1922
    Paul Secic

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    But why Styles??
     
  7. Jun 29, 2012 #967 of 1922
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    This would be great if HDNet was not being replaced by axs.tv. Seriously I'm going to miss "Drinking Made Easy" thats such a great show lol, the drunks on art man presents are entertaining too.
     
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    Wow. . .Dolans vs Ergen. Sometimes there's just nobody to cheer for!
     
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    Well, that's the end of that for AMC fans. I remember from last year that there were several DirecTV subscribers that moved to Dish because AMC was not in HD. Of course, AMC went HD in Q4 of last year, and now those same people might face another decision to switch.....

    I mean if having AMC in SD made people switch to get it in HD, how important would having NO AMC be? Of course, some of the switchers are now locked into Dish contracts, and might feel very betrayed about all this.

    But then, Dish has BBC America in HD, which DirecTV does not. And G4. :D
     
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    If Dish wanted to do me a favor ( :sure: ) and thumb their nose at Rainbow Media, they'd move BBCA HD to the AT120 tier or make it available à la carte for a dollar or two like the individual Superstations.
     
  12. Jun 29, 2012 #972 of 1922
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    As another AEP sub, I'm getting AMC replaced by something I already have.
    And as has been mentioned, those who HDNET will be new to, won't get to enjoy it long, as it willsoon become a live music channel. (I miss the days when HDNET used to program things like "Andy Richter...").
    I got an email yesterday, offering free Time Warner TV for a year if I upgraded my internet service from wideband to Ultimate, and thought that might be a way to keep getting AMC, but at the rate they are going, TWC might end up dropping them too. :hurah:
     
  13. Jun 29, 2012 #973 of 1922
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    Will those with SD receivers get the new HD net channels?
     
  14. Jun 29, 2012 #974 of 1922
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    Dish's latest plan should make Amazon.com & Netflix happy.
     
  15. Jun 29, 2012 #975 of 1922
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    I agree, I'd like to see some more $2 options for lower tiers. Especially those few networks that don't require accommodations for their entire family of channels. :)
     
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    Unfortunately, BBC America is distributed in association with Discovery Networks. While the Discovery Channel and TLC are in the AT120 tier, the rest of the Discovery Networks are in higher tiers.

    So I don't hold out much hope, but I'm sending inquiries to both Dish and BBCA asking them to consider offering BBCA à la carte.
     
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    Yes ,both 130 & 131 are on my SD receiver.
     
  18. Jun 29, 2012 #978 of 1922
    ernessch

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    Thanks.
     
  19. Jun 29, 2012 #979 of 1922
    SayWhat?

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    131 is lit up now as well on my 512, but I can already see there is too much MMA and UFC junk.
     
  20. Jun 29, 2012 #980 of 1922
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    How come I can't find HDNet on any channel package or HD lising on Dish Network's site? I've been recording shows forever, up until just the other night ("Above the Alps"). Are they hiding it now so that it will be a new "upgrade" now that the AMC channels will be gone? I also had HDNet Movies forever, and it's gone. So I'm getting back two channels I've always had (Americas Top 250 subscriber)?
     
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