Though subscribers hoped that Dish Network and AMC would come to an agreement before the end of the day on Saturday June 30, there was no such luck. The cable provider and the network have been warring for months, and on Saturday evening at 11:59 p.m. EST DIsh officially discontinued broadcast.
AMC isn’t the only network affected, though with shows like “Mad Men,” “The Walking Dead,” and “Breaking Bad,” its absence will certainly be noted by Zap2it readers. Dish Network has also removed WeTV, the Independent Film Channel (IFC), and Sundance from its subscribers’ televisions.
The provider informed customers that AMC has been replaced by HDTV movies on Channel 130, Style on Channel 128, and HDNet on 131.
“AMC Networks required us to provide,
and charges DISH for, channels beyond AMC, including Sundance, IFC and
WE. In aggregate, these channels do not deliver the right value to our
customer base for the price AMC Networks demands,” says Dish in a statement.
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