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Dish drops AMC (+WeTV, IFC & Sundance)


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#1 OFFLINE   lparsons21

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:14 AM

or is this just courtroom shenanigans???

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:35 AM

That could put the brakes on getting new customers due to wanting Hopper/Joey hardware.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:39 AM

or is this just courtroom shenanigans???

http://www.multichan...n_Voom_Case.php


Not a very wise decision if they choose to do so.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:46 AM

This constant brinksmanship is why I keep asking myself, "Do I really want to commit to two years of not knowing if the channels I watch will be there tomorrow?"

Maybe I'm paying higher prices for DirecTV but it could be considered insurance!
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:48 AM

Not a very wise decision if they choose to do so.


'Not a very wise' = 'Real stupid' (in my book) :mad:.

"AMC Networks has some of the most acclaimed programming on television, with shows like Mad Men, The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad."

Got to have my Walking Dead! Let's hope things can get worked out.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:50 AM

This constant brinksmanship is why I keep asking myself, "Do I really want to commit to two years of not knowing if the channels I watch will be there tomorrow?"

Maybe I'm paying higher prices for DirecTV but it could be considered insurance!


Unless one of your favorite channels is dropped from DirecTV. It happens with all providers at some point, even if it's temporary.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:18 AM

Pity.

IFC is one of the more interesting channels on TV.

Theses AMC programs can be accessed via torrent, however.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:21 AM

Pity.

IFC is one of the more interesting channels on TV.

Theses AMC programs can be accessed via torrent, however.


Pretty much all relatively known shows can, that doesn't make it right or legal.
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:31 AM

For those who follow the less than 2 hours per week per year that's interesting on the aforementioned channels, I hope it doesn't come to a shutdown.

For me, I pretty much couldn't care less as I'm not invested in any of the four channels. Anything that they show that might be of interest to me is already (or will soon be) available on disc and/or by download.

I think the world needs a lot fewer channels with a lot better content overall.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:43 AM

I love AMC with shows like the Walking Dead and Breaking Bad, but I don't have AMC at this time because Dish only allows you to have access in the 2 highest packages Dish offers. And money is very tight for me right now. I am sure this will only hurt Dish in the long run, as I myself like many others are cord cutting. My 2 year commitment is up next January and Streaming full time is on my horizon. :)

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:45 AM

For those who follow the less than 2 hours per week per year that's interesting on the aforementioned channels, I hope it doesn't come to a shutdown.

For me, I pretty much couldn't care less as I'm not invested in any of the four channels. Anything that they show that might be of interest to me is already (or will soon be) available on disc and/or by download.

I think the world needs a lot fewer channels with a lot better content overall.


I never watch them either. They'll return. I really liked VOOM though.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:49 AM

I haven't cared for the network formerly known as American Movie Classics since they began screwing up with their former classic movies format. No sad loss for me.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:52 AM

I love AMC with shows like the Walking Dead and Breaking Bad, but I don't have AMC at this time because Dish only allows you to have access in the 2 highest packages Dish offers. And money is very tight for me right now. I am sure this will only hurt Dish in the long run, as I myself like many others are cord cutting. My 2 year commitment is up next January and Streaming full time is on my horizon. :)


Which is why there's talk about requiring paid cable/sat service to access Hulu. Obviously there are other ways, especially if you don't mind waiting or have an Amazon Prime subscription.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:02 AM

Which is why there's talk about requiring paid cable/sat service to access Hulu. Obviously there are other ways, especially if you don't mind waiting or have an Amazon Prime subscription.


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:06 AM

How does E* know that their subs are not watching the AMC networks? While my DVR is connected via broadband my router broke. The phone line is also dead to the 622. I'm sure there are many others in a similar situation.

If they are going by Nielsen data, again they never polled my viewing habits. Even if Nielsen did poll me, does Nielsen track which provider you use?

And another thing, what other networks will E* provide as a substitute? They mention that E* will make "alternative high-value channels available to our customers as replacements."
What "high value" channels are not already available on E*? I can't think of many if any.

In the past they put some AT250 channels into lower tiers, big deal! I'm already an AT 250 sub so in my case that would mean no "alternate high-value" channels" for me.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:10 AM

or is this just courtroom shenanigans???

http://www.multichan...n_Voom_Case.php

It may be courtroom "shenanigans" but Charlie holds a grudge and put a lot of money into Voom.

On the other hand, if they drop AMC June 1 that will leave the final two episodes of "Mad Men" season unavailable to Dish subscribers like me. And I will hold a grudge.:mad:

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:14 AM

It may be courtroom "shenanigans" but Charlie holds a grudge and put a lot of money into Voom.

On the other hand, if they drop AMC June 1 that will leave the final two episodes of "Mad Men" season unavailable to Dish subscribers like me. And I will hold a grudge.:mad:


The only good thing is, streaming it from NetFlix and they will probably have this season up in a few months since they stream the series

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:32 AM

I've had AMC blocked out of my channel guide for years, so I wouldn't miss it a bit.

Are there other channels involved?
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:29 PM

Unless I'm wrong... of the four channels in question (AMC, IFC, Sundance, WeTV) isn't AMC the only one in HD on Dish?

The only show I watch on AMC is the Walking Dead... so honestly I can't say I would miss these channels most of the time.

Rainbow is their own worst enemy... Rainbow killed their own Voom channels not Dish. Voom would have failed completely without Dish carrying those Voom channels for a while when the Voom subscription service died.

I wish that whole mess would end... but it really sounds like the people at Rainbow aren't that bright.

Consider the Walking Dead... the highest rated AMC show, and set some cable/satellite TV ratings records as well... and yet AMC pulled back the budget for the 2nd season and ran off the producer from season one!

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:39 PM

IFC runs some oddball reruns that I watch, but I wouldn't miss it if it were gone.

I have Sundance locked out also.

I can't remember watching much on WE other than Frasier once in a while.
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