OMG AMC Refuses Suddenlink Requests As indicated Friday night, the owners of the AMC Network want a nearly 50% increase over what they were paid last year, and a greater than 100% increase in annual payments by the end of their new proposed contract. Those demands are outrageous and unfair to you â€“ but unfortunately, AMC is drawing a hard line in the sand. In fact, they have refused two recent requests we made, both of which would have kept the affected cable channels available to our customers. First, AMC rejected our request to extend this Wednesday nightâ€™s contract deadline by 30 days. That extension would have given both our companies additional time to establish a new contract with more reasonable terms and conditions â€” and importantly, it would have allowed â€œWalking Deadâ€ fans to see that seriesâ€™ season finale. Because AMC originally suggested Wednesdayâ€™s deadline and now refuses to extend it, we can only conclude that they are trying to be as disruptive as possible to Suddenlink customers and thereby create leverage for their unjustified demands. Second, AMC Networks refused our request to negotiate separate contracts; one for just the AMC cable channel; and one for other channels they own. We asked for separate contracts so that both companies could focus on the AMC programming in which our customers are most interested. By refusing these requests, New York-based AMC has made it clear that their viewers are not their first priority. In fact, they have told us they are seeking these outrageous increases to meet Wall Street expectations. Please know that it is AMC â€” not Suddenlink â€” that is threatening to take this programming away from you. We remain willing to carry AMC programming during our negotiations, but we cannot legally do so without their permission after this Wednesday night, March 14. We hope you will encourage AMC Networks to stop the games and keep their programming available to Suddenlink customers at a reasonable price. Weâ€™ve set up this email contact form for your convenience. For more information, visit suddenlinkfyi.com. Thank you for your support and patience.