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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. DoyleS

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    CBS is available OTA in most large areas. Only change for me might be to order the dual OTA tuner for my 722K. My 722 already has OTA. I can see where it might bother the Hopper people since there is currently no OTA module. Who knows, Dish is pretty creative. They might even speed up the development and give the OTA modules away free or at low cost.
     
  2. Stewart Vernon

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    Keep in mind, though, IF CBS pulls its owned channels... then that means the EPG data is gone too... so you would have to set manual timers, and some Dish receivers do not have that feature any longer.
     
  3. cj9788

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    Just curious, why would all CBS EPG data not be available?
     
  4. satcrazy

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    Great...
    I know this isn't a option for everyone, but I have 29$ R sh*ck antenna in my attic that pulls in the big 4 and others, about 10 channels in all.

    Always good to have as a back up, especially if you lose signal, so if cbs drops dish, no sweat.:p
     
  5. Stewart Vernon

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    Dish only uplinks the EPG data for channels they carry OR for some sub-channels in some markets.

    Whenever Dish has dropped a local channel from satellite delivery, the OTA EPG has also reverted to "No Information" as well.
     
  6. DoyleS

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    In light of the way that Dish has handled the AMC situation and tried to keep customers happy, it wouldn't surprise me if they continued to upload the EPG data.

    On another note, we just finished watching the last disc of Season 1 of Mad Men and have Season 2 on our BB Queue. One could always hope that by the time we get caught up that AMC might be back on Dish. Not a hill to die on but it would be nice.
     
  7. DoyleS

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    Interesting to see the Drama Emmy Nominees for 2012 and AMC is very well represented.

    DRAMA SERIES
    "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO)
    "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
    "Downton Abbey" (PBS)
    "Game of Thrones" (HBO)
    "Homeland" (Showtime)
    "Mad Men" (AMC)

    DRAMA ACTOR
    Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson in "Boardwalk Empire"
    Bryan Cranston as Walter White in "Breaking Bad"
    Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan in "Dexter"
    Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham in "Downton Abbey"
    Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody in "Homeland"
    Jon Hamm as Don Draper in "Mad Men"

    SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR

    Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in "Breaking Bad"
    Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo 'Gus' Fring in "Breaking Bad"
    Brendan Coyle as John Bates in "Downton Abbey"
    Jim Carter as Mr. Carson in "Downton Abbey"
    Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in "Game of Thrones"
    Jared Harris as Lane Pryce "Mad Men"

    SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS
    Anna Gunn as Skyler White in "Breaking Bad"
    Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham in "Downton Abbey"
    Joanne Froggatt as Anna in "Downton Abbey"
    Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma in "The Good Wife"
    Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart in "The Good Wife"
    Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway Harris in "Mad Men"
     
  8. Jim5506

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    Emmys and Oscars are designed for actors and the like to pat each other on the back.
     
  9. Stewart Vernon

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    Not only that... but of the two shows on AMC garnering those nominations... Breaking Bad is in its final season and Mad Men has almost been canceled once already due to dispute with the showrunners over cost.. so don't hold your breath thinking Mad Men will be around much longer.

    AMC wants to lock providers into a 3-5 year contract most likely (a guess on my part based on other channel deals we have read about recently)... by which time you could find yourself locked into paying for AMC and none of those award winning shows are on the air to justify that higher contract.
     
  10. joyandjerry

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    I believe that it was determined that Mad Men would run a maximum of seven seasons,
     
  11. fudpucker

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    But these shows have been praised by just about everyone as truly great shows. I don't think anyone gains any traction by arguing the shows aren't among the best on TV. Unless you go purely by ratings in which case a person would conclude the reality show exploiting Nanny Boo Boo or whatever that little girl s name is quality TV.
     
  12. Stewart Vernon

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    Actually... I like your idea better...

    "Nanny Nightmares" meets "Honey Boo Boo" to make "Nanny Boo Boo"

    I still wouldn't watch :) But the idea is better!
     
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    AMC said it would stream the Season 3 premiere of "The Walking Dead" live, and provide the episode free for all customers of Dish Network who are caught in the middle of a tug of war between the cable channel and the satellite provider.
    The livestream will air the same time as the live episode on television, coming Oct. 14 at 9 p.m. ET. It will stream through the channel's website at AMCtv.com.

    http://www.rabiddoll.com/node/2237/amc-to-dish-customers-stream-walking-dead-live.html
     
  14. Oct 1, 2012 #1754 of 1922
    PrinceLH

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    So what is the main stumbling block, between Dish and AMC?
     
  15. Oct 1, 2012 #1755 of 1922
    sigma1914

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    Just the season premier? Geeh, how sweet of them (AMC). :rolleyes:
     
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    $$$ over the Voom channels from a few years ago...even though in a sense Dish helped save them by carrying them from the defunct Voom service...I bet Dish wishes it did not now...
     
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    So, offering it free. Sure, Dolans, let's cheapen your product even more. Genius.
     
  18. Oct 1, 2012 #1758 of 1922
    Mojo Jojo

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    Dish can strengthen its argument about AMC Networks offering content online.
     
  19. Oct 1, 2012 #1759 of 1922
    sigma1914

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    It's 1 episode that'll get a few Dish subs to call and complain more. It's similar to HBO's free weekend during a big season premier like Boardwalk Empire.
     
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    Inkosaurus

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    Only interested if they stream Talking Dead.

    AMC cant milk TWD for ever though, this season should prove to be one of the best, then it will follow the same downward repetitive boring spiral the comic did after the prison and prison redux arcs.
     
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