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Dish drops AMC (+WeTV, IFC & Sundance)

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by lparsons21, May 4, 2012.

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  1. Jun 4, 2012 #421 of 1922
    mike1977

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    And it appears they did the change during programming, without warning. I don't blame people for being really upset at that.
     
  2. Jun 4, 2012 #422 of 1922
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    Interesting. I wonder if these moves were made to guage the reaction of Dish customers? Or was it intended to hide the channels where Dish viewers wouldn't find them and ratings for these channels would drop as a warning of what happens when they go away completely on DISH?
     
  3. Jun 4, 2012 #423 of 1922
    SayWhat?

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    HDNet looks like the JAG/Smallville channel.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2012 #424 of 1922
    Hunter844

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    Yeah, we're getting some high quality programming as a replacement. Who wants to watch Mad Men when Cheers is on?
     
  5. Jun 4, 2012 #425 of 1922
    SayWhat?

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    I don't really care about that as along as AMC gets smacked back to reality.
     
  6. Jun 4, 2012 #426 of 1922
    MysteryMan

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    :lol:
     
  7. Jun 4, 2012 #427 of 1922
    plasmacat

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    AMC is gone already. $%%^%$$#
    No Mad Men finale!
    No Killing final 2 eps.

    I hate you DISH
     
  8. Jun 4, 2012 #428 of 1922
    RAD

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    Dripping...
    Go look up at channels 9607-9610.
     
  9. Jun 4, 2012 #429 of 1922
    plasmacat

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    Ok - thank you for that info. It is still there on those channels.
    I can't even log in to the Dish website this morning - must be overwhelmed with pissed customers.
    AMC ran lots of crawls and notifications during Mad Men last night about Dish.
     
  10. Jun 4, 2012 #430 of 1922
    Jaspear

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    I protested by setting a timer for "Mad Men" on my alternative DBS source for AMC so I wouldn't have to watch Rainbow's special Dish Network feed next week. Interesting that Rainbow left last night's episode of "The Killing" unmolested.
     
  11. Jun 4, 2012 #431 of 1922
    Paul Secic

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    It'll be over in two weeks, not that I care.
     
  12. Jun 4, 2012 #432 of 1922
    MCHuf

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    Moving those AMC Network channels to the 9xxx wasteland is really a childish move by Dish. Hopefully people can get their timers straightened out before Mad Men and The Killing finish up. :mad:


    You care enough to comment. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Jun 4, 2012 #433 of 1922
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    Interesting post by Michael H. at Dish in reply to one of the Facebook complaints about dropping AMC.
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    You absolutely have the option to do that, however, you are able to still watch your programming on DISH AMC (9609/9610 HD), IFC (ch.9607) and WeTV (ch.9608). We regret any inconvenience this will cause you and share your desire to end this unfortunate situation quickly. We appreciate your support as we seek to continue to offer the best value, technology, and customer service in the pay TV industry. Also, be aware that many of their top shows — including Mad Men, Walking Dead, and Breaking Bad, are all available on Amazon.com and iTunes. Nonetheless, dialogue is ongoing and we hope we can reach a resolution. -Michael H.
     
  14. Jun 4, 2012 #434 of 1922
    MCHuf

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    He forgot to mention that the AMC channels are also available on Comcast, TWC, Charter, Direct TV, etc. I mean if your going to steer your customers to alternate services, you may as well go all the way.
     
  15. Jun 4, 2012 #435 of 1922
    nmetro

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    So, after a grand shuffle this morning:

    AMC HD 9610
    AMD SD 9609
    IFC SD 9608
    WE SD 9607

    130 now has HDnet
    128 now has Style (SD)
    131 is now empty

    This confirms the message above.

    One has to guess this is the last gasp for The AMC channels. Of course, if people do not read these blogs, they will never know where the channels were relocated.
     
  16. Jun 4, 2012 #436 of 1922
    SayWhat?

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    Maybe AMC is about to disappear from those too.
     
  17. Jun 4, 2012 #437 of 1922
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    It is going pretty viral over on Facebook. Close to a hundred negative comments in just about 30 minutes as people are figuring it out. Michael H. from Dish is kind of repeating the corporate Mantra about trying to resolve the issue. Meanwhile, AMC is helping to pour gasoline on the fire with links to Facebook and a campaign to get as many as possible to email or phone Dish.
     
  18. Jun 4, 2012 #438 of 1922
    Shades228

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    Not even close.
     
  19. Jun 4, 2012 #439 of 1922
    MCHuf

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    Wishful thinking on your part. :lol:
     
  20. Jun 4, 2012 #440 of 1922
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    Hm. If DISH thought they could make AMC out to be the bad guy in this, they've been effectively pink-slimed.
     
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