my cable company will stop carrying AMC as of wednesday

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  1. jaw_belize

    jaw_belize Well-Known Member VIP

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    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 – 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 night’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 — and importantly, it would have allowed “Walking Dead†fans to see that series’ season finale. Because AMC originally suggested Wednesday’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 — not Suddenlink — 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. We’ve set up this email contact form for your convenience.

    For more information, visit suddenlinkfyi.com.

    Thank you for your support and patience.
     
  2. ChuckZ

    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    ^ loser
     
  3. Krusty

    Krusty New Member

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    Fuck the cable companies . Get Netflix and Hulu Plus . Much cheaper.
     
  4. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    they'll work it out eventually. We were without NBC and the CW on Direct TV for almost 2 weeks.
     
  5. jaw_belize

    jaw_belize Well-Known Member VIP

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    yah

    well walking dead is on sunday


    i'm about to email AMC
    and tell them to get their shit together
    cause if not i'll just pirate the shit on the internet and keep doing that from now on
     
  6. DarkFriday

    DarkFriday Fired as a MOD...Twice. Gold

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    Join the Revolution :pirate:
     
  7. Blackened

    Blackened Commitment to Excellence

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    they edit the shit out of movies anyway.. fuckem
     
  8. jaw_belize

    jaw_belize Well-Known Member VIP

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    right


    fuck em
     
  9. nazdrowie

    nazdrowie Sultan of Sweat Gold

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    lol


























    wut?
     
  10. MrWarmth

    MrWarmth ADORABLE DEPLORABLE Gold

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    Fuck em.
     
  11. Rod-Stroker

    Rod-Stroker Streptococcus Gingivitis Halllllllllllllitosis

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    In other newes I found old pic's of my HS sweetheart giving me some screaming skull.
     
  12. beatlejaws

    beatlejaws nowhere poster

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    and The Killing starts 4/1
     
  13. ChuckZ

    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    I'm waiting for Mad Men
     
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    On the flip side good shows like mad men, breaking bad and the walking dead put them in quite a good position to do this.

    MSG and time Warner were at an impass until Lin-sanity came along and forced tw to have to more or less accept MSGs price increase. Had they dropped MSG, all of Chinatown would have been burning down the tw offices.

    Remember, premium produced content like this on hbo costs $12 a month per sub.
     
  15. jaw_belize

    jaw_belize Well-Known Member VIP

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    i agree

    i would pay separate for amc


    but at this point thats not an option
     
  16. k4D3t

    k4D3t Reverse Apache Master VIP

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    walking dead must be put up in the torrents within an hour of broadcast --
     
  17. BleedingGums

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    wgas
     
  18. Henry Gale

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    AMC is playing hardball, if the company does not agree to their requests, this will be the office on monday morning

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  19. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    this
     
  20. Boss Ono

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    This and waaaaaay to many comm breaks.