/// DISH Network Threatens to Drop AMC

May 4, 2012  |  Media Week

DISH Network subscribers who also happen to be fans of Mad Men , The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad may be in for a rude awakening this summer, as the satellite-TV service on Friday threatened to kick AMC off its channel lineup. According to AMC officials, DISH recently signaled its intention to drop the network and its siblings (Sundance Channel, IFC and WE tv) by the end of June. AMC claims that DISH is acting out of spite—the two sides are mired in a $2.5 billion breach of contract suit related to the defunct VOOM HD service—but DISH insists the decision to part ways with AMC is a matter of simple economics. “[The] AMC Networks…overall have had significant declines in viewership among DISH subscribers,” the satellite provider said in a statement. DISH went on to say that the most popular AMC programming is readily available via Amazon.com, iTunes and Netflix. DISH Net serves nearly 14 million U.S

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DISH Network Threatens to Drop AMC


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