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Dish Network Picks a Fight With Zombies, Meth Dealers
June 12, 2012 01:50 PM
THE BALKING DEAD
) is in danger of
from its service.
According to Dish Network, the channels are a little too expensive to carry for what the network considers low viewership. They
plan on dropping
all AMC Network channels by the end of June, including IFC and WE tv.
The two have clashed previously in 2008, when AMC filed a multi-billion dollar lawsuit against the carrier for allegedly breaking an agreement to carry AMC Networks’ Voom HD channels.
As the September 18 trial date approaches, Dish has ramped up
on the network of channels. It dropped Sundance altogether on May 20 and dumped the remaining AMC channels into the 9000 level in its programming guide shortly thereafter.
This means that viewers of Mad Men, The Walking Dead, and Breaking Bad will be left in the dark as the fight continues. With Breaking Bad’s last season starting on July 15, it looks like Dish is using a little brinkmanship with AMC.
This is not the first time Dish Network has had a spat with the networks it carries. In the
fall of 2010
, Dish and
) fought over carriage fees in the Midwest and on the West Coast. As a result, Fox pulled the signals for FX, Fox Sports regional channels, and the National Geographic Channel. The two parties did eventually resolve their disagreement with a new multi-year contract that garnered larger payments for all Fox channels.
Dish is also involved in disputes at a local level.
, a Dallas based company and owner of 14 television stations, won’t allow Dish to carry its signals anymore. Hoak claims its decision was made because of Dish’s advertisement-skipping AutoHop DVR. Dish claims Hoak wants a 200% rate increase for its channels and the elimination of the AutoHop.
Dish is also currently engaged in
with several major networks over the use and legality of their advertisement-skipping AutoHop DVR.
If there’s anything to take away from all this, it’s that Dish is always ready to throw down, and viewers will continue relying on
) for home entertainment free of squabbling between megacorporations.
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