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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. RVRambler

    RVRambler Legend

    Dec 5, 2004
    And of course I would assume any 'owner' of the company to NOT appear arrogant and 'special', but you are likely correct, I suspect, except for cursing & off colored jokes, etc he is the same as always & maybe what we see/saw in Charlie chats.

    Still does not mean he is ruthless in pi$$ing contests with other billionairs and expects to win, IMO!
  2. scottchez

    scottchez Icon

    Feb 4, 2003
    I am looking to switch to Dish, but the rest of the family wont agree unless the Walking Dead can be watched.

    Will it be on on the Web for free? I dont want to pay $14.95 for a season on Apple TV.
  3. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008
    Depends on your scruples whether it's free or not.
  4. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
  5. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    NBCUniversal owns E! & Style.
  6. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    And Comcast merged with NBCUniversal... so what Paul said is still accurate.
  7. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    To be precise, Comcast owns 51% and GE owns 49% of NBCU which owns E! and Style.;)
  8. Chihuahua

    Chihuahua Legend

    Sep 8, 2007
    Style is a spin-off from E! Entertainment Television, both are owned by Comcast.
  9. fudpucker

    fudpucker Godfather

    Jul 23, 2007
    NW Iowa
    No, you will need to purchase the programs from iTunes or Amazon Prime. And it does not appear that AMC programming will be back on Dish.
  10. DoyleS

    DoyleS Icon

    Oct 21, 2002
    El Dorado...
    You can always give Dish a call and see if they will give you a credit for getting the shows from iTunes. If you are subscribing to a reasonable package like 200 or 250 they might do that to sign you up. Just know what you want when you call.
  11. joyandjerry

    joyandjerry AllStar

    Jul 3, 2012
    We were really looking forward to Hell on Wheels, and Dish offered me a credit for the downloads, or a one time credit to purchase the discs. CS has been excelllent; they really want to retain me as a customer. We have had AEP for eight years, so I feel this was a factor in their willingness to help. They already knocked back my monthly bill $10 for 12 mos.

    Of course, we watch other AMC programming, and will likely switch if an agreement is not in place for TWD. Dish certainly can't keep giving each customer credit for every AMC show, as it would not be worth it for them to keep a customer that is not profitable. There are pros and cons to every provider, and I have found Dish to have excellent CS. Our local cable (ABB) didn't seem to care when I left, despite the fact we had the highest tier of programming. Perhaps they thought the satellite thing was a fad! :lol:

    So this gives me hope that an agreement will be reached by October!

    We are paying a litlle less than $100/mo through Dish for all of the premiums and DVR service. The same service through ABB (cable) is over $165!!

    Still, we watch a lot of IFC/AMC programming, and will have to switch to DTV if this is not resolved for TWD in Oct.

    I'm sure that Dish wants to keep subscribers, AMC wants viewers, and the individual has to decide what programs are important to them. IMOSHO, Ergen should not have said that no one is his household watches any of the AMC, etc. channels. That is hardly germaine to the issue, as we all have diverse tastes.

    We do not watch sports, but I am not "putting down" an interest in watching highly skilled individuals compete. I must admit, however, that I had to bite my tongue when a (highly educated) family member told me the best TV shows he has ever seen are Celebrity Rehab and Jersey Shore! :D :D
  12. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    I think somebody mentioned up-thread that since so few people watch the AMC shows in question, it actually works out cheaper for Dish to issue the credits than it would to pay AMC what they are demanding.

    Think about it ..... a few thousand people gripe and get the credits of $10 or so (some more, some less) vs Dish paying AMC $1.00 per each of how ever many million subscribers they have for the tiers that include AMC.

    Paying a few hundred thousand in credits to save millions in fees doesn't seem like such bad business.
  13. epokopac

    epokopac Godfather

    Aug 8, 2007
    I wonder what's going on. Why would E* schedule the following (see below)?

    "BLOCK CH 102 SUN 8-19 10:30 AM A Look Into AMC's The Walking Dead"
  14. fudpucker

    fudpucker Godfather

    Jul 23, 2007
    NW Iowa
    Since Dish cares so much about my bill, when am I getting a decrease from the fees they are no longer paying for those channels?
  15. 356B

    356B Icon

    Oct 11, 2008
    It is interesting, I have always believed this spat would eventually be settled. I don't know what it means, probably/perhaps nothing...or not...all we can do is wait and see. :rolleyes:
  16. tampa8

    tampa8 Godfather/Supporter

    Mar 30, 2002
    You can get it and more. Dish offered several ways, including a free Roku, and discounts. But if you are just going to sit back you won't get them.
  17. tampa8

    tampa8 Godfather/Supporter

    Mar 30, 2002
    Easy answer. Dish has said one of the reasons they won't renew AMC is because they have diluted the product, and by doing so charge too much to carriers like Dish, when they make their programs easily available online right after they air.

    Dish gave people Roku's, or people have them, or have other means to watch Amazon online or other places that have the AMC programs. Dish can say even though we don't have AMC their subscribers can still watch the shows.
  18. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    Dish has never said that AMC didn't have some good shows or that you shouldn't watch those shows. Dish has just said that AMC wants too much and will not let Dish take AMC without being forced to take IFC, Sundance, and WeTV that almost nobody is demanding to be brought back.

    So... Dish/Blockbuster having a channel and a show that talks about the Walking Dead isn't such a stretch. Dish hasn't been bashing the good shows, just saying that AMC only has a few good shows and wants too much money for them.
  19. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    And in spite of the seeming spite that has come through the ether and in print between the two, a deal will get done some time in all likelihood.

    ~A Serenity Prayer~
    "God, grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference."2
  20. fudpucker

    fudpucker Godfather

    Jul 23, 2007
    NW Iowa
    Oh, I'm just being a smarta** but if the reason was being concerned about customers bills, I would expect them to take the money they now have in their pocket from dropping these channels and giving it to all subscribers in a rate drop. Especially the ones who did NOT call because they didn't watch AMC as those are the ones the CEO said he was taking care of.
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