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Dish drops AMC (+WeTV, IFC & Sundance)


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#1526 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:31 AM

^^ Already discussed, as well as the irrelevance of 'awards' shows.


I disagree that awards shows are irrelevant, as an awarded show can demand higher ad rates.
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#1527 OFFLINE   DoyleS

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:05 PM

^^ Already discussed, as well as the irrelevance of 'awards' shows.


LOL!!! with over 1500 posts on this thread, most everything has been already discussed.

If AMC had no showings in the Emmy nominations it would seem that their negotiating position with their distributors and their advertisers would not be as strong. Calling something irrelevant doesn't make it irrelevant to everyone else.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:36 PM

LOL!!! with over 1500 posts on this thread, most everything has been already discussed.

If AMC had no showings in the Emmy nominations it would seem that their negotiating position with their distributors and their advertisers would not be as strong. Calling something irrelevant doesn't make it irrelevant to everyone else.



It's irrelevant to him. He's taking it personal for some reason. You are dead on with your post!

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:08 PM

Dish network decided to drop AMC because of the suit over VOOM - pure and simple - If you sue me I will take my money else where and you will get nothing more from me.

If Disney was not such a big gorilla, all their shows would be gone too, but they have too much programming punch for Charlie to pull that one on them.

AMC will not be back on Dish Network, even if they gave their programming to Dish free - period.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:16 PM

It is still worth noting that the noise has died down pretty quickly... Dish rode out the speedbump of dropping the AMC channels, and honestly there doesn't seem to be any urgency to add them back.

Ultimately AMC loses in this scenario. The viewers have moved on and found other things to watch now.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:22 PM

And Rainbow can't be too anxious to try the same thing with Direct or any other carrier.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:25 PM

Dish network decided to drop AMC because of the suit over VOOM - pure and simple - If you sue me I will take my money else where and you will get nothing more from me.

If Disney was not such a big gorilla, all their shows would be gone too, but they have too much programming punch for Charlie to pull that one on them.

AMC will not be back on Dish Network, even if they gave their programming to Dish free - period.



And we know they already are,that's why DISH is giving out ROKUs.;)

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:25 PM

It is still worth noting that the noise has died down pretty quickly... Dish rode out the speedbump of dropping the AMC channels, and honestly there doesn't seem to be any urgency to add them back.

Ultimately AMC loses in this scenario. The viewers have moved on and found other things to watch now.

Well, maybe. But I'll be streaming "Hell on Wheels" through Amazon and wishing AMC were still on Dish so I could justify the $15 in order to see BBCA's "Copper".

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 05:20 AM

And for Say What?, who questioned my use of "usu." I was using it an an abbreviation for "usually". Sorry if that wasn't clear from the context.


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Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:23 AM

And we know they already are,that's why DISH is giving out ROKUs.;)

Dish is giving out Roku's to the very very few that are aware they can get one, and then only after they go through the first line rep and are transferred to Customer Loyalty. Don't make it sound like Dish is making this magnanimous gesture out of the goodness of their hearts. They know that only a very minute percentage of subs will benefit from this situation. Still, it is surprising that Dish is doing this.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 06:52 AM

Dish is giving out Roku's to the very very few that are aware they can get one, and then only after they go through the first line rep and are transferred to Customer Loyalty. Don't make it sound like Dish is making this magnanimous gesture out of the goodness of their hearts. They know that only a very minute percentage of subs will benefit from this situation. Still, it is surprising that Dish is doing this.


I think Roku thing is a BS 2 weeks ago they claim I was to get one I have called twice asking for tracking number I get BS that it is handled by a Dept that they can not get that info from amd will get email when it is shipped

Wonder if anyone got their one yet and if thay did how long did it take

all I got so far was hdmi cable

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:14 AM

Please PM me your account number so I can review the notes on your account to check on the Roku equipment for you. Please let me know. Thanks.

I think Roku thing is a BS 2 weeks ago they claim I was to get one I have called twice asking for tracking number I get BS that it is handled by a Dept that they can not get that info from amd will get email when it is shipped

Wonder if anyone got their one yet and if thay did how long did it take

all I got so far was hdmi cable



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Posted 22 July 2012 - 09:44 AM

The media went loopy with stories nearly every day over the DTV/Viacom dispute.

By comparison, there has been little coverage of this one. A few articles the first day or so, but nothing since. I see that as a symbol of how unimportant Rainbow is, how few people care and how 'done' this matter really is.
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 10:13 AM

I think Roku thing is a BS 2 weeks ago they claim I was to get one I have called twice asking for tracking number I get BS that it is handled by a Dept that they can not get that info from amd will get email when it is shipped

Wonder if anyone got their one yet and if thay did how long did it take

all I got so far was hdmi cable

Funny you should mention this. I made the call last weekend to see about getting the Roku, only because I had seen it being offered on forums like this one.

When it didn't show up this week, yesterday I chatted with a Dish rep online, and they could not see any mention on my account of a Roku being shipped. :nono: I did get the $30 credit for ordering Breaking Bad from Amazon on demand. I was then given a customer service number to call.

So I called, and sure enough no Roku mentioned on my account. The rep offered to set up rush shipping for me next week, but I asked about just getting a credit to cover the cost of just getting one at my local Best Buy store that day. She graciously offered a $60 credit to do that, and I took it, since I figured I would get the upgraded Roku that had a port for wired ethernet anyway. Before hanging up, I managed to also get a $10 credit per month for the next year.

So, it actually turned out a little more to my benefit that it got skipped initially. Ironically, I got an email a short time later saying I would be getting an HDMI cable shipped to me. :rolleyes: It must not be a "Monster" brand, as it appears to be only a $10 cable, unless it is only a few inches long! :P

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 10:20 AM

Funny you should mention this. I made the call last weekend to see about getting the Roku, only because I had seen it being offered on forums like this one.


Not that you really need it. Just jumping on the 'Gimme, Gimme' bandwagon to take advantage, eh?
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:26 AM

The media went loopy with stories nearly every day over the DTV/Viacom dispute.

By comparison, there has been little coverage of this one. A few articles the first day or so, but nothing since. I see that as a symbol of how unimportant Rainbow is, how few people care and how 'done' this matter really is.


I think Rainbow on Dish. I wish Rainbow would revive VOOM. As far as AMC I couldn't give a fig about it.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:16 PM

The media went loopy with stories nearly every day over the DTV/Viacom dispute.

By comparison, there has been little coverage of this one. A few articles the first day or so, but nothing since. I see that as a symbol of how unimportant Rainbow is, how few people care and how 'done' this matter really is.


Yet here you are day after day????


Not that you really need it. Just jumping on the 'Gimme, Gimme' bandwagon to take advantage, eh?


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.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:19 PM

Please PM me your account number so I can review the notes on your account to check on the Roku equipment for you. Please let me know. Thanks.


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Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:06 PM

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.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 04:19 PM

Almost time for Breaking Bad... Now would be a good time for both sides to agree to a new contract, if anyone is listening!

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 04:44 PM

if anyone is listening!


They aren't.
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:32 PM

Not that you really need it. Just jumping on the 'Gimme, Gimme' bandwagon to take advantage, eh?


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.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:02 AM

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.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:08 AM

I think Rainbow on Dish. I wish Rainbow would revive VOOM. As far as AMC I couldn't give a fig about it.


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.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:17 AM

You can buy episodes or the whole season on iTunes and it will download.
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