Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:44 AM
I think AMC is basing their rate increase on the popularity of a few shows. Based on that popularity AMC is trying to increase their subscriber rates. If Dish doesn't agree, AMC doesn't get their subscriber fees AND subscriber numbers drop (which drive advertisment commitments) for these popular shows. Doesn't make sense why AMC is risking Dish subscriber fees and viewership numbers.
I like some of these popular shows on AMC, but I also agree that Dish needs to play hardball. Four channels, higher subscriber fees and a long term contract, all based on 2 or 3 shows on ONE channel. And there is no guarantee that these shows will be renewed!
And renting shows through Amazon and Netflix doesn't make sense either...$3 an episode for an HD rental. Expensive for the renter and AMC doesn't get the ad revenue. Again, not a good situation for AMC.
I guess we will know for sure in a few weeks..l
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