Hey, I said it was a crappy move... because Dish is sticking it to their own customers...
But how many have called to complain really? Relative to the 14 million subscribers, who wants to guess even a half of a percent of Dish customers know the AMC channels moved?
I'm not saying you don't count... I just recognize my place in the fishbowl... and I know I don't count for much in the scheme of things.
To be blunt... IF I weren't a DBSTalk member, I still wouldn't know that AMC moved or was in danger of being dropped because all I watch on that channel is the Walking Dead and that won't be back until October with new episodes... so honestly, I would be in the dark if not for this forum.
AMC could go off for the entire summer and get a last-minute reprieve renewal in time for October airings of the Walking Dead... and I would be none the wiser.
Heck, when Dish first got AMC in HD... I didn't know until coming here! And I had not watched the SD channel in years prior to Walking Dead season 1.
I'm not saying the channel has no value... but it is one of those channels I only watch a specific program and don't browse it at all for other shows.
Well, that could be said for just about any channel, for me anyway.
ABC- Apartment 2, which I only took notice of thanks to PTAT (Wife watches Grey's).
FX- SOA, Justified, American Horror Story.(didn't we almost lose FX a few years back?).
AMC- Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Walking Dead, The Killing.
HBO- True Blood, GoT
Starz- Boss, Spartacus
Sho- Californication, Weeds, House of lies, Shameless, Episodes.
USA- White Collar, Burn Notice, Covert Affairs
Sure, the wife enjoys her HGTV, and Cooking channel, but you see the bulk of what we watch is on a channel being dropped (AMC), a channel that could be next to be dropped (FX, USA), or a channel we pay a premium for (HBO, SHO, Starz,). The disappearance of AMC is a good percentage of my "must see tv" gone.
Dish has "trained" me over the years to randomly check in with DBSTALK to see what is going on, just in case i need to start cleaning off the DVR in anticipation of a new piece of hardware, or the need to switch providers due to a catastrophic (for me, relatively speaking) programming change.