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

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by bjlc, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. charlie460

    charlie460 Godfather

    Sep 12, 2009
    Bottom line is AMC has quality original programming that people want to watch. It's not going anywhere.
  2. DBSooner

    DBSooner Legend

    Sep 23, 2008

    The Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels, and Comic Book Men as well.
  3. codespy

    codespy Go Pack Go!! DBSTalk Club

    Mar 29, 2006
    Maybe Charlie has bad nightmares about zombies, and would rather cut it than profit from it because he is so paranoid. :eek2:

    Can't wait for season 3 to start. Glad I have DirecTV.
  4. bidger

    bidger Hall Of Fame

    Nov 19, 2005
    I used to think AMC was all about movies and when they started to edit and put in commercials, it dropped off my radar. Then I heard the premise for "Breaking Bad". That alone convinced me it was brilliant. I started watching S4 in HD with TWC. It was everything people said and more. In short, I got "schooled".

    I couldn't go to a provider that doesn't offer it. I know there are other ways to get it, but if I'm going to pay for TV and not be able to watch and record it then wtf am I paying you for?!

    Oh, and if you're still using AMC for watching movies then I pity you.
  5. rich67

    rich67 Mentor

    Mar 11, 2009
    amc used to be a movie channel. I didnt mind commercials between shows. now with their present format, its all rubbish. dont let the door hit them in the ass on the way out.
  6. mreposter

    mreposter Hall Of Fame

    Jul 29, 2006
    Isn't the thread a bit deceptive? Dish hasn't actually dropped AMC yet, just threatened to do so...
  7. nuspieds

    nuspieds Legend

    Aug 9, 2008
    If you hate commercials, just record your shows instead and 30SKIP or FF through the commercials.

    I hate commercials, but I'd rather 30SKIP/FF rather than lose my Hell on Wheels, The Killing, and The Walking Dead.
  8. mnassour

    mnassour Icon

    Apr 23, 2002
    The tragedy here is not only is there an expiring carriage agreement, not only is there a lawsuit involved, but this has come from very, very, very (to use Charlie's words on a different subject) bad blood between the heads of the two companies. It began when Dish dropped the VOOM HD channels because, from Dish's point of view, parent company Rainbow Programming refused to invest in programming for them, making VOOM nothing but a series of repeats.

    Me, I don't think there's anything on AMC worth the electricity it takes to light my living room, but that's not the point. The point is that this has become an unusual fight between two powerful personalities. To (mis)quote the Godfather: It's not business....it's personal.
  9. bidger

    bidger Hall Of Fame

    Nov 19, 2005
    And you make that assessment from actually auditioning any of the original programming on AMC?

    I am glad you are able to see this whole fiasco for what it truly is though.
  10. n3ntj

    n3ntj Hall Of Fame

    Dec 18, 2006
    AMC means American Movie Classics.. that means it's supposed to show Movies that are Classics and apparently American made.
  11. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    The name was deemphasized in 2002 after a major shift in programing.
  12. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Nowhere on the AMC webpage do they call it American Movie Classics.
  13. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004
    I've never purchased a biscuit from Nabisco.

    (That would be the National Biscuit Company. If I moved to England, where they call a cracker a biscuit, it would be another story, but shouldn't the company then be named Enbisco? God, life was sooo much easier before AMC started running commercials!)
  14. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    And the History Channel should only show history... No channel anymore is what it's name says it is.
  15. bidger

    bidger Hall Of Fame

    Nov 19, 2005
    Exactly. People beyotch about MTV not showing music videos, but if that's all they did their viewership would be nil. Technology and audiences change and the channels either adapt or fall by the wayside.
  16. jahgreen

    jahgreen Godfather

    Dec 15, 2006
  17. maartena

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
    A name doesn't mean anything these days. They changed that format in 2002, and actually changed the name to just "AMC" without it being an abbreviation for anything.

    I mean, next you are telling me Coca Cola should still have Coca leaves in it because it is in the name! :D

    Whatever name they pick, they aren't "supposed" to do anything. And at the same time, you don't have to use "Baking Soda" for just baking.
  18. csgo

    csgo Legend

    Oct 15, 2006
    I don't like AMC, but I'm not advocating DirecTV drop them. AMC claims that " AMC carries among the fewest commercials per hour of any basic cable channel" and I think that's a lie. I quit watching them because they insert more commercials than just about anyone else, and they do it in places that were not designed for commercials. I've seen them just drop the movie in the middle of scene... as if the commercials were on a timer rather insert them in the proper place.

    In other words it's not just the commercials, but the lies that AMC spews. I have them blocked on all my receivers.
  19. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    AMC: Always More Commercials.
  20. adkinsjm

    adkinsjm Icon

    Mar 25, 2003
    Let's hope DirecTV never carries the full-time feed of FS Wisconsin.

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