And that's really the only argument Dish legitimately has, that this would be the beginning of a slippery slope that would lead to many more such increases in the future. But how many other networks can come in with arguments on their side about increased ratings, especially in the demographics targeted by advertisers, critical acclaim, emmy nominations, etc? There are VERY few networks in the hundreds carried by Dish that could make such a claim. So pay your suppliers who bring value, and hold the line on the ones who don't. Dish claims to be a major US corporation. If so, they should have some decent negotiating talent on their side to manage this. If not, then clean house there and bring in some people with skills. I'm sure some of Dish's position comes down to their place on the corporate food chain. As a previous poster noted, AMC's revenue and profits are less than 1/10th of Dish. So part of Dish's position in this just to be a corporate bully, trying to steamroll over the little guy.