Let's analyze a bit, shall we...
From AMC's Facebook page......
3 hours ago
We're pleased to announce that we've reached an agreement with our partner AT&T to continue airing shows like The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad.
Only mentioning a couple of shows, one of which isn't even on again until October...
Also, no mention of price. With the whole "we aren't asking too much" wouldn't it be nice if they took that to the public and told everyone what they did ask for and what AT&T agreed to?
AT&T can't reveal those numbers by contract, but AMC could. AMC doesn't want you to know what you will now be paying.
We want to thank our loyal fans for your support.
This makes it sound like they "won", and the fans helped them... this puts AT&T in a position of "losing" and means their fans aren't of any value. What's the point of this statement? Is it even necessary?
In a press release, why not just report the facts without editorial?
As expected? So they weren't really trying with Dish either... I mean, IF they were trying and Dish wasn't, then they would say "we were disappointed" or "unfortunately"... but "as expected" is kind of a thumbing your nose message.
, in a distinctly different situation,
Hey... since it is "distinctly different" why are they bringing it up? I mean, if the Dish dispute and the AT&T dispute are completely different and not connected in any way... what's the point? Why mention Dish and AT&T in the same release?
If you're letting AT&T customers and your "fans" know that U-Verse resolved the dispute... do that... why bring in a "distinctly different" dispute into the discussion? Unless maybe you just like to connect unconnected things... like oh say that unrelated lawsuit?
Dish Network has dropped us because of an unrelated lawsuit that has nothing to do with our programming.
Where to start? Even AMC says it is an "unrelated" lawsuit... so unrelated in fact that AMC keeps bringing it up even when discussing AT&T!
Also... "nothing to do with our programming"?? That "unrelated" lawsuit has everything to do with programming... Voom had agreed to improve programming for a longterm contract, and then didn't improve that programming.
AMC is arguing their programming is so good it deserves more money... Kind of sounds like two sides of the same coin?
Although... notice Dish didn't start talking about the lawsuit in relation to dropping AMC, since it is in fact unrelated. AMC seems to be the only one thinking the "unrelated lawsuit" is somehow related. AMC is the only party relating the two unrelated things.
This unprecedented decision to use its customers as pawns in a lawsuit makes DISH the only major TV provider without AMC.
Well... only because an after-the-last-minute negotiation happened with AT&T. You know, the same AT&T that shared a button on the "keepamc" Web site for the last week?
Meanwhile, "unprecedented"? Really? As if AMC wasn't using customers as pawns too. I mean.. all their "don't miss your favorite program" and "cancel Dish" and "Dish is evil" and so forth... that wasn't trying to use their customers to their ends? Please.
I note too... Walking Dead, one of their good and popular new shows... had a Blu-ray release a month or so after season one... then a few months later they announced a "better with more extras" season one release. So much for using customers as pawns! They took advantage of the show's popularity for an early cash grab, and banked on many of those same customers wanting to pay again.
Customers paid once through their Dish or DirecTV or whatever service... then bought season one... then were asked to re-buy season one again later that same year!
Asked by AMC to buy your favorite show three times in the span of 6 months or so? But the customers were only used as pawns by Dish.
Yeah. AMC puts the customer first and agreed to let the channels continue at the current price while negotiations took place instead of yanking the signals once the contract expired. AMC decided accepting the current money was better than zero money AND didn't want to use the customers as pawns.
Oh wait... that's not what happened is it?
customers should call 1-855-2-DROP-DISH or click www.SwitchfromDish.com
for assistance so they can continue watching AMC.
This isn't using customers as pawns? Really, AMC? Really?