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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. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    I think Rainbow on Dish. I wish Rainbow would revive VOOM. As far as AMC I couldn't give a fig about it.
  2. ehilbert1

    ehilbert1 Godfather

    Jan 22, 2007
    Yet here you are day after day????

    Who do you think you are? Why should you care? Your really taking this to personal. Nobody has to answer to you. It's none of your business. Go out and get a girlfriend man. Get away from the board and enjoy life because trust me it's way to short and can be over in an instant.
  3. dbstv

    dbstv AllStar

    Jul 30, 2002
    Message sent this might just save my marriage and I am not joking
  4. dunkonu23

    dunkonu23 Legend

    Sep 10, 2006
    Regarless of rhetoric, I'm still going to cancel Dish the day my contract expires if they do have AMC back--with an additional qualifier--if TWD is still on.

  5. jimb

    jimb AllStar

    Feb 12, 2006
    Almost time for Breaking Bad... Now would be a good time for both sides to agree to a new contract, if anyone is listening!
  6. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    They aren't.
  7. labmansid

    labmansid Cool Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    No, what I was implying was that I had no idea the Roku was an option, since Dish is apparently not publicizing it at all. We have been big fans of most of the more recent shows, such as Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, etc., on AMC. If I had not seen the Roku deal on this or other forums, I would have had no idea about it.

    I knew about it for a while, but put off trying for it until it became obvious that no deal was going to be worked out any time soon. If it hadn't come to my attention, I'm not sure what we would have done, just waited for some other option, I guess, such as getting a friend to record it.

    I can assure you, I am not prone to "Just jumping on the 'Gimme, Gimme' bandwagon to take advantage". When I called Dish about the loss of AMC programming, they are the ones who suggested the free Roku, not me. It's not like I demanded one. So please do not make assumptions about my motives.
  8. tmanmi

    tmanmi AllStar

    Mar 25, 2005
    Are there any options for those of of who are out in the sticks and don't have real internet? Streaming is impossible with an aircard. If there was an option to download not stream the AMC programs I would be happy even if it took several hours to get one program.
  9. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    Why? So you could have another group of channels running incessant reruns of bad shows? OK, that's not fair, some of their stuff was good, just not as good the 27th time in a month they ran it. :(

    And if they revived it, which distributor would pick it up? I think the answer would be none.
  10. DoyleS

    DoyleS Icon

    Oct 21, 2002
    El Dorado...
    You can buy episodes or the whole season on iTunes and it will download.
  11. joyandjerry

    joyandjerry AllStar

    Jul 3, 2012
    Not in our case. We don't watch Breaking Bad, but Hell on Wheels is coming up on August 12 and we don't want to miss that or TWD. So more subscribers will care as these shows premiere, and I'm sure that it will hurt new subcribers making a choice betw. sat. services.

    CS informed me today they are "open to negotiations", and seems to think it will be settled eventually, as TWD is so popular.

    Dish still has BBCA (in HD, unlike DTV), so you'll be able to see Copper. We're looking forward to that, too. Jerrry and I are HUGE British mystery fans. The ones that are not shown in the U.S. I buy on disc and resell after viewing.

    Our computer is at work, so we cannot stream at home. IFC has a lot of content which we enjoyed, so we'll make the switch to DTV if the situation is not resolved in the next several weeks.
  12. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    What are you going to do if you switch and those shows get cancelled?
  13. joyandjerry

    joyandjerry AllStar

    Jul 3, 2012
    Which shows do you mean? AMC series are quite popular, so cancellation is not an issue. And if I'm happy with the provider, I'll stay. One could go crazy constantly comparing prices to save a few $ monthly.
  14. DoyleS

    DoyleS Icon

    Oct 21, 2002
    El Dorado...
    Called today to disconnect a 311 after adding a 722K+sling. As I finished she offered any of the premium movie channels at half price for 6 months. Isaid I would rather have AMC and she said they were working on it and hoped to have it back soon. Not sure if this is an official line but it. Is what she said.
  15. StringFellow

    StringFellow AllStar

    Jan 5, 2012
    Cancellation is always a possibility. Production costs, viewership, compensation requirements by cast members, change in producer/writer all play factors in if a show is renewed. Chasing a show or $$ gets expensive, especially if there are termination fees.

    I think AMC will be back on Dish, but who knows when that will happen.
  16. RVRambler

    RVRambler Legend

    Dec 5, 2004
    ANY show on ANY channel can be canceled, due to 2 major things, viewership (ad revenues) & production costs (salaries & costs).

    Several great shows were lost due to the Writers strike a few years back, Los Vegas for one, some delayed, '24' & 'mad men', etc

    Breaking Bad is the final season, would think at least another AMC hit will exit too, but back to the first line above of course. :)
  17. Chihuahua

    Chihuahua Legend

    Sep 8, 2007
    Still no sad loss for me. As mentioned earlier on this thread, I haven't really cared for the network formerly known as American Movie Classics since the format change.
  18. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    Breaking Bad is canceled. It is airing half the final season this year, half in 2013... but it is already canceled.

    Isn't the Killing canceled?

    Mad Men didn't air at all in 2011 due to a dispute between AMC and the creators of Mad Men. Don't be surprised if the next dispute results in cancellation OR a move to another network.

    Walking Dead they literally ran off the showrunner in season 2 and cut the budget. Don't be surprised if that show has another dispute next season.

    No channel is immune from having shows be canceled. AMC has actually had as much trouble with its showrunners as it has had with Dish!
  19. djlong

    djlong Hall Of Fame

    Jul 8, 2002
    New Hampshire
    Last I read, Mad Men just started production of Season 6 and Season 7 will be their last.
  20. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    Is there any guarantee those will even be run? It wouldn't be the first time shows were 'in-the-can' but never aired.
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