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dish drops AMC, lets hope Directv does the same...


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#1 OFFLINE   bjlc

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 09:13 AM

Amc is posting that the Dish Network is going to drop them.. GOOD.. I hope that Directv is the same.. until they go back to their old No Commercial format or commercials only between shows.. They set the standard, no commercials.. and they broke it..

so Dish is going to dump them.. GOOD.. Please D* follow suit ,until they go back to their original format..

because right now, they are worst then watching a movie on WGN.. who can take an hour and a half movie and make it a five hour epic..

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#2 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 09:16 AM

Most watch it for their superb original programming on Sunday nights and DirecTV isn't dropping it anytime soon.
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 09:27 AM

Let's hope they dont...
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 09:30 AM

Their original format sucked.

Their current format of great original programming makes it one of the top networks to watch.

And you want them dropped?

With Netflix, Blu Ray's, and other options, who would even consider watching a broadcast movie anyway?

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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#5 OFFLINE   Jimmy 440

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 09:33 AM

God I hope they don't drop them.I want more & different movies from them.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 09:46 AM

That's what DVR's are for...
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 09:52 AM

Their original format sucked.

Their current format of great original programming makes it one of the top networks to watch.

And you want them dropped?

With Netflix, Blu Ray's, and other options, who would even consider watching a broadcast movie anyway?


Their original programming is great. But of course it is only on Sunday night and it is only 5 series. For the other 6 days a week it is movies stretched out over a long time with lots of ads to pad the time.

I don't want D* to cancel them because I like 3 of the 5 original shows, but sometimes my wallet talks to me and says that if the costs keep rising and my income doesn't, that I may end up missing things I like 'cause it costs to damned much!

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:02 AM

Amc is posting that the Dish Network is going to drop them.. GOOD.. I hope that Directv is the same.. until they go back to their old No Commercial format or commercials only between shows.. They set the standard, no commercials.. and they broke it..

so Dish is going to dump them.. GOOD.. Please D* follow suit ,until they go back to their original format..

because right now, they are worst then watching a movie on WGN.. who can take an hour and a half movie and make it a five hour epic..


If you don't like AMC delete it from your guide listing and pretend it was dropped.
Meanwhile many of us will continue to watch The Killing, Walking Dead, and many other of AMC's great original programming.
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:04 AM

It's days like these that I wish there was a way for content provider costs to be more directly transparent to end consumers somehow.

These content providers just keep raising rates at alarming levels, but they have TV providers to mask the increases somewhat and all scrambling to come up with creative ways to keep customers.

Would love for consumers to stick it to the content providers and keep them in line somehow.
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:08 AM

I agree. If the end user knew what the rate increases actually are and the real costs, there might be some push back from them. But as long as the TV providers don't increase the cost to us by huge numbers, it won't happen.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:43 AM

Amc is posting that the Dish Network is going to drop them.. GOOD.. I hope that Directv is the same.. until they go back to their old No Commercial format or commercials only between shows.. They set the standard, no commercials.. and they broke it..

so Dish is going to dump them.. GOOD.. Please D* follow suit ,until they go back to their original format..

because right now, they are worst then watching a movie on WGN.. who can take an hour and a half movie and make it a five hour epic..


As this has nothing to do with why Dish may drop them, I don't get your point.
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:00 AM

As this has nothing to do with why Dish may drop them, I don't get your point.


I think I get his point: He hates the run of commercials. But agree with you, and I doubt any distributor will lean successfully on a content provider to alter their mix/length of commercials.
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:07 AM

Amc is posting that the Dish Network is going to drop them.. GOOD.. I hope that Directv is the same.. until they go back to their old No Commercial format or commercials only between shows.. They set the standard, no commercials.. and they broke it..

so Dish is going to dump them.. GOOD.. Please D* follow suit ,until they go back to their original format..

because right now, they are worst then watching a movie on WGN.. who can take an hour and a half movie and make it a five hour epic..


Did you ever consider the possibility that maybe they couldn't make money without the commercials?
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:09 AM

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:09 AM

If directv dropped every channel that's changed from it's original programming model, there wouldn't be many channels left. You could say adios to HLN, SyFy, Bravo, E, History, Food Network, Spike, TVguide, and dozens more.
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:25 AM

Looks like it's more than just AMC Dish is dropping. WE tv, IFC, and Sundance are all owned by AMC Networks. I will be interesting to see how many remain.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:40 AM

I think I get his point: He hates the run of commercials. But agree with you, and I doubt any distributor will lean successfully on a content provider to alter their mix/length of commercials.


There in lies the entire problem with the setup we have today. The consumer, the actual watcher of the stations have no say so in any of these disputes. The disputes are all between the distributor and the provider, we can't really vote with our pocketbook to show our displeasure or vice versa, we have a third party that is representing their own interests, with little concern to the consumer.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:51 AM

Without a la carte pricing, it'll never happen.

But a la carte pricing has its own issues.

Maybe. . . maybe. . . you could get to a place where the provider "bundles" are a la carte priced, in which case at least the individual consumer could decide for themself if they wanted AMC badly enough to pay for Sundance, etc.

And on that day, the screams of pain from the sports fans will be deafening, because they are certainly being heavily subsidized today.
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:58 AM

Why does this thread even exist?


Pointless hit and run thread.
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:12 PM

Amc is posting that the Dish Network is going to drop them.. GOOD.. I hope that Directv is the same.. until they go back to their old No Commercial format or commercials only between shows.. They set the standard, no commercials.. and they broke it..

so Dish is going to dump them.. GOOD.. Please D* follow suit ,until they go back to their original format..

because right now, they are worst then watching a movie on WGN.. who can take an hour and a half movie and make it a five hour epic..


I haven't watched AMC since the 90's. Every should drop Rainbow..

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:52 PM

Did you ever consider the possibility that maybe they couldn't make money without the commercials?
They are not a charity.


neither is Turner movie classics.. but guess what. they still have the same format.. and I watch them.. I used to watch AMC almost every day.. and I can't tell you how many vhs tapes I have made from their programming.. but as soon as they went to commercials, I stopped.. the same with fox movie channel. Hey you start and set the format, you can't change horses in midstream and expect people to stay with them..

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:05 PM

I dropped DirecTV due in part to no AMC HD (which they eventually added), and now I've dropped Dish for the same reason (which they are going to drop out of spite over lawsuits). I regret that they are no longer mostly commercial free. But that simply wasn't a sustainable model. A few years ago I never dreamed I'd go back to cable, but they've far surpassed satellite in terms of basic HD content. I now have not only AMC HD, but also WE HD and IFC HD, neither of which Dish or DirecTV have.

Getting back to the topic, I hope DirecTV keeps AMC (I'm sure they will) and uses it to take customers from Dish.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:43 PM

Hope they don't drop it, but if they did it wouldn't bother me. I don't watch anything on AMC.
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 02:11 PM

It's days like these that I wish there was a way for content provider costs to be more directly transparent to end consumers somehow.

These content providers just keep raising rates at alarming levels, but they have TV providers to mask the increases somewhat and all scrambling to come up with creative ways to keep customers.

Would love for consumers to stick it to the content providers and keep them in line somehow.

I think the only way to do that would be if we all droped our service from all providers, I dont see that anytime soon.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 02:29 PM

Breaking Bad starts next month. Directv better not drop AMC.




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