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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. Jul 4, 2012 #1241 of 1922
    Hoosier205

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    I like the spin you try to put on that...channels Dish decided to live without. :)

    You seem to be itching for an argument. I was trying to get a solid list of lost channels (now that the AMC channels have been canned) and you've been nothing but defensive and argumentative. Are you just a customer or a shareholder?

    You maintain a list of carried channels, but seem a little touchy about the ones no longer being carried. It's just a simple discussion.
     
  2. Jul 4, 2012 #1242 of 1922
    Jhon69

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    Think one of the most amazing things is we lost AMC which was in HD and we still have more basic channels in HD with DISH,of course having those little channel logos by the channel numbers in my EPG are cool too on the 922 and the Hopper.:)
     
  3. Jul 4, 2012 #1243 of 1922
    James Long

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    No need to get personal and make false accusations ...

    Perhaps you should look back at your OWN questions? Channels lost? Channels DISH failed to come to terms on? Perhaps if one is going to go off topic with a list one should list all the channels DISH managed to come to terms on as well, with a good definition of "recent".
     
  4. Jul 4, 2012 #1244 of 1922
    broeddog

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    Talk about the kettle calling the pot black and the comment about no need to get defensive. I really like my newer service with dish since leaving D and the other thing I enjoy more was not having to read your dribble on the other provider and how they could do no wrong. If you don't have anything constructive to add to the conversation why don't you go argue about how great D is in their forum.
     
  5. Jul 4, 2012 #1245 of 1922
    Hoosier205

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    You are still getting defensive and avoiding the issue. I asked a simple question and you've managed to turn it into this. All someone had to do was confirm or correct the list. No need for anything else. It was never about one provider versus another. I have no idea why you've tried to twist it into that.
     
  6. Jul 4, 2012 #1246 of 1922
    SayWhat?

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    Your 'list' was addressed in post 1236.

    I'm sure there are quite a few channels that have been added that would far outweigh the 4 or 5 that have been dropped.
     
  7. Jul 4, 2012 #1247 of 1922
    Hoosier205

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    No, it was not. All that was confirmed was that I was missing channels from the list. All someone has to do is confirm the revised list. No need for argument. We aren't pitting one provider against another. Both have lost channels. I'm just trying to get an accurate list.
     
  8. Jul 4, 2012 #1248 of 1922
    catnapped

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    Many of them aren't even niche channels anymore...just dumping grounds for big media conglomerate to further amortize that $50 million they spent on a reality show.

    "Hey we've got 3 other channels we can show this on!"
     
  9. Jul 4, 2012 #1249 of 1922
    VDP07

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    While you insist your above post was a serious question, considering the tone some of your past Dish related posts (not going to post examples), it is easy to read this one as no more than a quick jab at Dish. You obviously haven't forgotten how many channels Dish has lost over disputes as you have listed them yourself. I don't take yours or any others posts personal but will call a spade a spade. Proceed to spin.
     
  10. Jul 4, 2012 #1250 of 1922
    Hoosier205

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    I had forgotten how many when I posted initially. I had to do a bit of research to come up with the list I posted.
     
  11. Jul 4, 2012 #1251 of 1922
    jdskycaster

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    I was contacted yesterday directly to discuss the loss of AMC. The rep called and said they were following up on an inquiry I made two weeks ago. They asked if there was anything they could do to make sure I continued to stay a satisfied Dish customer as their records indicate that I have been with them for 12 years now. They also asked if I watched any of the AMC series and which ones.

    The net of the conversation was that they could offer me a Roku if I did not have another streaming device (and a broadband connection) to purchase the shows I have been watching from Amazon. I told them that I already pay for Amazon Prime but do not use the streaming service as I do not have a compatible TV or BR/DVD player to get the service. They said they would happily send me a Roku and apply a credit to my account for 12 months.

    I made sure to tell them that I thought this was an example of excellent customer service at a time when most companies appear to care less if you are a customer or not. I thanked them and applauded them for standing up to AMC and at least trying to keep subscriber costs in check to the degree that they can and remain profitable.

    Thanks Dish,

    JD
     
  12. Jul 4, 2012 #1252 of 1922
    VDP07

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    Uh huh...
     
  13. Jul 4, 2012 #1253 of 1922
    Paul Secic

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    As I said before I haven't tuned in to all of Raibows channels since the 90's. If they come back I'l continue to ignore them.
     
  14. Jul 4, 2012 #1254 of 1922
    phrelin

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    Again, except for one regional sports channel, you are talking about two channel owners:
    1. ESPNews HD - Disney
    2. Disney Channel HD - Disney
    3. Disney XD HD - Disney
    4. ABC Family HD - Disney
    5. MSG SD/HD - Dolan
    6. MSG+ SD/HD - Dolan
    7. SportsNet New York SD/HD
    8. AMC SD/HD - Dolan
    9. WEtv SD - Dolan
    10. IFC SD - Dolan
    11. Sundance SD - Dolan
    I don't suppose there is any significant blame on the part of the owners. You know them to be altruistic towards viewers, not the greedy thieves I think they are.;)
     
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    Jhon69

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    Paul:

    Think maybe it'e time to change the Platinum under your posts to Blockbuster@Home?.;):)
     
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    I use Roku for MLB tv and it's not working well and out of warranty. Keeps losing my wifi connection. Anyone be willing to send me one? Much much appreciated. PM me thanks again.
     
  17. Jul 4, 2012 #1257 of 1922
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    Absolutely the dumbest decision ever! I would pay an extra few bucks to keep The Walking Dead around a long time. I really feel for the Deadheads losing their show.
     
  18. Jul 4, 2012 #1258 of 1922
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    I also contacted Dish today to voice my displeasure over loosing AMC. I was asked what series that I watched & that I could purchase that from Amazon & they would credit me for the cost or they would send me a Roku. Told the loyalty department that I wanted neither. I do not have wi fi in my home, just hard wired internet connection. She also said that there were no negotiations going on & that AMC would never be back on Dish. I told her if that was true, then I would have to look into changing to DirectTV. Tired of all of the games that Dish plays.......have a channel one day & gone the next. I know that all of the providers have this problem..........just seems like Dish has more.
     
  19. Jul 4, 2012 #1259 of 1922
    sigma1914

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    Roku does hard wired, too.
     
  20. Jul 5, 2012 #1260 of 1922
    kucharsk

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    Wait for the DVDs to be released - then the show won't be sliced and diced for AMC's (IMHO far too frequent) commercials, either.
     
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