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(Chicago Trib)   AMC will stream the season five premiere of Breaking Bad exclusively for Dish customers   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 50
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2012-07-12 10:22:44 PM
So more or less a taste of what they'll be missing by sticking with Dish.

Seemingly appropriate, the first one is free to get you hooked.
 
2012-07-12 10:33:25 PM
Dish, man... that homie's dead. He just doesn't know it yet.
 
2012-07-12 10:37:22 PM

Jaymi77: So more or less a taste of what they'll be missing by sticking with Dish.

Seemingly appropriate, the first one is free to get you hooked.


Niiiice. +1'd.

Also, I wonder how many people will actually switch providers over this whole fiasco. AMC is pretty much the only channel I watch, so I would be out in a heartbeat.
 
2012-07-12 10:43:39 PM

vwarb: AMC is pretty much the only channel I watch


I cannot imagine ever paying for cable TV, just to watch one channel.
 
2012-07-12 10:45:51 PM
I guess they looked at Viacom's move and did the smart thing. At least this move makes it look like they're less of a bad guy here.
 
2012-07-12 10:49:16 PM

HotWingAgenda: vwarb: AMC is pretty much the only channel I watch

I cannot imagine ever paying for cable TV, just to watch one channel.


The only provider with highspeed internet in my area is Comcast, and they make you buy cable in order to get it (because they are pure evil). And yes, I realize they were ordered to stop doing this. Basically, they just make the price for the internet alone so absurdly high that getting the bundle is the only real option any way.
 
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2012-07-12 10:49:29 PM
All the providers always threaten this, but dish is the only one the actually says "The rent is too damn high!" and drops the channel. I just wish the rest would go along so we could all finally get some decent service but I guess Dish is the only one that isn't owned by content providers.

/stuck with them even after they wouldn't show any Blues Hockey games for a year.
//yay for streaming live camera internet feeds
 
2012-07-12 10:56:05 PM
I love all of the new passive aggressive commercials on AMC and IFC. Taking the high road is always the best.
 
2012-07-12 11:00:24 PM

vwarb: Jaymi77: So more or less a taste of what they'll be missing by sticking with Dish.

Seemingly appropriate, the first one is free to get you hooked.

Niiiice. +1'd.

Also, I wonder how many people will actually switch providers over this whole fiasco. AMC is pretty much the only channel I watch, so I would be out in a heartbeat.


You realize you can buy episodes of all of their shows the day after they air at Amazon and iTunes for $2.84/episode in HD -- that's a heck of a lot cheaper than having a cable subscription.
 
2012-07-12 11:08:10 PM

thornhill: vwarb: Jaymi77: So more or less a taste of what they'll be missing by sticking with Dish.

Seemingly appropriate, the first one is free to get you hooked.

Niiiice. +1'd.

Also, I wonder how many people will actually switch providers over this whole fiasco. AMC is pretty much the only channel I watch, so I would be out in a heartbeat.

You realize you can buy episodes of all of their shows the day after they air at Amazon and iTunes for $2.84/episode in HD -- that's a heck of a lot cheaper than having a cable subscription.


Buy or rent?
 
2012-07-12 11:19:12 PM
Buy. I have cable, but I purchase the Doctor Who episodes the day after they air and watch them then because I can't stand how horribly BBC America butchers the episodes (and inserts unneccesary narration into the opening titles).
 
2012-07-12 11:27:47 PM
So...they're giving away the content that the subscriber's current provider won't let them pay for?

I...I want to see more information/corporate warfare waged this way.
 
2012-07-12 11:29:41 PM
Even though I don't have cable, I can catch all AMC shows by buying the episodes on Amazon Instant video the next day after broadcast. Two dollars per episode and a five percent discount if I but the entire season ahead of time. I love paying for just the things I want to watch.
 
2012-07-12 11:34:12 PM
Begun, the programming wars have.
 
2012-07-12 11:37:20 PM
POLLOS
 
2012-07-12 11:37:59 PM

skinink: Even though I don't have cable, I can catch all AMC shows by buying the episodes on Amazon Instant video the next day after broadcast. Two dollars per episode and a five percent discount if I but the entire season ahead of time. I love paying for just the things I want to watch.


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Yes, but that means you are giving your money either to Amazon or Apple, both of which are ethically horrible corporations. Besides, why pay for it when you can just grab a torrent for free within a week of the air date?
 
2012-07-12 11:40:54 PM

StoPPeRmobile: thornhill: vwarb: Jaymi77: So more or less a taste of what they'll be missing by sticking with Dish.

Seemingly appropriate, the first one is free to get you hooked.

Niiiice. +1'd.

Also, I wonder how many people will actually switch providers over this whole fiasco. AMC is pretty much the only channel I watch, so I would be out in a heartbeat.

You realize you can buy episodes of all of their shows the day after they air at Amazon and iTunes for $2.84/episode in HD -- that's a heck of a lot cheaper than having a cable subscription.

Buy or rent?


Buy. That's how I watched Season 2 of The Walking Dead without having a cable subscription. I don't watch enough TV to justify the expense of a whole cable line-up - there's just one or two shows I like to see, so I really appreciate when the providers make them available to purchase legally. I am happy to hand over money to download episodes - just make them available to me without having to pay a middleman, ffs!
 
2012-07-12 11:42:22 PM
I am the one who knocks.
 
2012-07-12 11:46:13 PM

StoPPeRmobile: thornhill: vwarb: Jaymi77: So more or less a taste of what they'll be missing by sticking with Dish.

Seemingly appropriate, the first one is free to get you hooked.

Niiiice. +1'd.

Also, I wonder how many people will actually switch providers over this whole fiasco. AMC is pretty much the only channel I watch, so I would be out in a heartbeat.

You realize you can buy episodes of all of their shows the day after they air at Amazon and iTunes for $2.84/episode in HD -- that's a heck of a lot cheaper than having a cable subscription.

Buy or rent?


Buy. You own them forever (very handy when the next season comes around and you want to review the previous season).

As for the video quality, it's the same as cable and dish, (though probably better than some cable providers, including Comcast, due to them highly compressing the video). (I've never done the math, but the bit rate for cable/dish probably isn't much higher because they shove so many shows into a single pipe). Sound is 5.1.
 
2012-07-12 11:46:25 PM
As someone who JUST got a job with DISH... I'm shaking my head. But, I guess it beats DirectTV ditching Viacom...
 
2012-07-12 11:51:44 PM

lisarenee3505: Yes, but that means you are giving your money either to Amazon or Apple, both of which are ethically horrible corporations. Besides, why pay for it when you can just grab a torrent for free within a week an hour of the air date time?


FTFY
 
2012-07-13 12:03:48 AM
How much of this nonsense will subscribers put up with until they finally start ditching the dish AND cable and just watch streaming programming on the internet like many of the people under the age of 35 are already doing?

I haven't had cable for years, and the only thing I've really missed out on is HBO shows. Everything else streams eventually either through Hulu or Netflix. And the HBO shows are easy enough to obtain (legally via DVD/Blu-Ray/iTunes or otherwise through downloading or streaming) if I really want to watch them.

The only programming cable's really essential for these days is sports or other events. And even those can often be streamed if you know what you're doing.
 
2012-07-13 12:04:25 AM
"Every cable, phone and satellite company other than Dish carries AMC and its popular programming, including 'Breaking Bad,' 'The Walking Dead' and 'Mad Men,' in their basic package," AMC said of the stream. "AMC wants its loyal Dish viewers to experience the excitement of the 'Breaking Bad' premiere at the same time as their friends and neighbors

aka they know you'll just pirate it otherwise.

How do they know you're a dish user?
 
2012-07-13 12:36:16 AM

lisarenee3505: Yes, but that means you are giving your money either to Amazon or Apple, both of which are ethically horrible corporations. Besides, why pay for it when you can just grab a torrent for free within a week of the air date?


I know Apple has had some sketchy things going on with their product manufacturing sweatshops, but what has Amazon done that has been ethically horrible?
 
2012-07-13 12:48:26 AM
Just signed up with iTunes for an SD season pass of BB for $13.99
Called Dish and biatched about how this happened with FX in the middle of season 3 of SOA and I stuck with you. The rep gave me $10 off per month for a year AND all of the premium channels (HBO, SHO, Skinimax and Encore) until September.

Would jump ship but will probably be dancing this dance with Direct at one point in the future. And fark Comcast in their greasy hairy arse. So here's hoping they have their shiat together by October before TWD returns.
 
2012-07-13 12:48:38 AM

serial_crusher: "Every cable, phone and satellite company other than Dish carries AMC and its popular programming, including 'Breaking Bad,' 'The Walking Dead' and 'Mad Men,' in their basic package," AMC said of the stream. "AMC wants its loyal Dish viewers to experience the excitement of the 'Breaking Bad' premiere at the same time as their friends and neighbors

aka they know you'll just pirate it otherwise.


DING DING DING!

One day, they'll figure out how to make it easier for me to cut out the middleman and pay them directly, though. I'm sure of it.
 
2012-07-13 12:49:11 AM

vwarb: HotWingAgenda: vwarb: AMC is pretty much the only channel I watch

I cannot imagine ever paying for cable TV, just to watch one channel.

The only provider with highspeed internet in my area is Comcast, and they make you buy cable in order to get it (because they are pure evil). And yes, I realize they were ordered to stop doing this. Basically, they just make the price for the internet alone so absurdly high that getting the bundle is the only real option any way.


I still told them no basic cable...yeah it's the same price...for standard def local channels. So I pay 60 a month because I bought my modem outright, and just pay the internet fee. At this point the channels I'd watch would be AMC, USA, local for Texans games, FSN/Comcast Houston sports for Rockets and Astros, Comedy Central and ESPN...well I guess TNT and TBS for NBA games too.

I have no need for the other 90 channels.

My wife asked if I wanted the cable back for the NFL season, I passed this year. I'll just watch the local games via antenna, and national games at the local bar...I'm not a big fan of the food at Hooters, but the local literally 4 blocks from my house is pretty cool because it's most locals just kicking back.
 
2012-07-13 01:02:58 AM

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2012-07-13 01:24:42 AM
Skyler was always pretty, but once she got depregnanted for season four she actually became hot. Giggity.
 
2012-07-13 01:26:57 AM
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2012-07-13 01:40:40 AM
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2012-07-13 01:48:10 AM

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2012-07-13 01:58:57 AM
Why can't we get a la carte programming again?
 
2012-07-13 02:39:50 AM

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That's a new one to me.

Pretty funny.
 
2012-07-13 04:15:40 AM
Good old free market making sure the customer gets the best product at the lowest price!

Freedom baby!

/Regional monopolies for the win
 
2012-07-13 08:46:46 AM

One Thousand: Why can't we get a la carte programming again?


WHAT! A choice? That's just crazy talk. Welcome to Corporate America.
 
2012-07-13 09:09:29 AM

One Thousand: Why can't we get a la carte programming again?


Because bundling is good for almost everybody involved. It allows netWorks and cable companies to provide more programming for relatively little extra cost. And if you were AMC what would you rather do: try to convince 15 million people to pay $50/year for your channel or try to convince a dozen cable companies to give you $.50/subscriber with a ten year contract to boot?
 
2012-07-13 09:18:58 AM
D'oh!
 
2012-07-13 09:26:30 AM
I'm actually going to miss the premier live, but I'll DVR it and watch it the next day over Breakfast.
www.brendanmcginley.com
 
2012-07-13 09:37:20 AM
I'm a new Dish customer and I've been very happy with their customer service. I called them up a couple days ago and said I wasn't happy they dropped AMC. They are now sending me a free Roku XD box as well as supplying credits to purchase seasons of the shows I want to watch on Amazon.
 
2012-07-13 10:06:26 AM
What's the point of being an outlaw if I gotta have responsibilities?
 
2012-07-13 10:33:40 AM
Game Of Thrones is about to become the second most pirated TV show ever.
 
2012-07-13 10:54:42 AM
Bummer that Dish dropped IFC...Portlandia is actually a funny show

But, no one watches those channels. Cannot blame Dish for dumping them. Will have to find other ways to view

And, why should a cable provider have to pay to carry a network that already airs advertising to make money? These low-viewer channels need to re-think their strategy...because the ad rates for AMC, IFC programs have pretty much crashed w/out Dish Network carriage
 
2012-07-13 11:30:31 AM

vwarb: The only provider with highspeed internet in my area is Comcast, and they make you buy cable in order to get it (because they are pure evil)


What!? I have Comcast and I have high-speed Internet with no cable. You need to check again.

Thanks a lot, Viacom. Due to your stupid scuffle with DishTV I no longer can watch the Daily Show or the Colbert Report on your website. Assholes.
 
2012-07-13 11:35:32 AM
Can anyone explain just how an a la carte system would really work in this industry? Like many others, I would love to be able to just pay for what I want. There is way too much out there that I'm technically paying for and not watching. However, I don't think it's nearly as simple as saying "just move to an a la carte system." The distribution and revenue streams are somewhat complicated, and it could result in unintended consequences. Do shows like Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad ever get to exist or build an audience in that model?

So while changes need to be made and providers need to adapt to modern delivery technology and methods, it's not as easy as people make it out to be.


And the torrent argument is retarded. Because at the end of that road, we get no content.
 
2012-07-13 12:34:22 PM

Smelly McUgly: One day, they'll figure out how to make it easier for me to cut out the middleman and pay them directly, though. I'm sure of it.


iTunes or Amazon is pretty close to that. Lord knows HBO pirating wouldn't be nearly as bad as it was if they just allowed us to pay for their new shows through that.
 
2012-07-13 01:45:48 PM
TV companies (both providers and producers) saw what happened to the record labels when Apple got into the music business. Apple dictates the price, you get your standard cut, and that's that. It doesn't matter if you're three stoned bozos in a garage w/ thrift store gear or a massive symphony orchestra w/ a lead violinist on a Stradivarius, your music all costs the same amount, and you get roughly the same amount per sale. This problem would be magnified greatly for TV, where costs for shows have a much higher variance. Game of Thrones costs a mint. Duck Dynasty does not. If all shows were sold for the same price on iTunes, which show do you think the producers would start churning out more frequently? Hell, this problem already exists now, but it would get worse w/ a la carte pricing. Also, how would you handle series pilots? Who here would have shelled out money for the very first episode of Breaking Bad? Who knew it was going to be this good, several years on?
 
2012-07-13 06:27:44 PM

lisarenee3505: skinink: Even though I don't have cable, I can catch all AMC shows by buying the episodes on Amazon Instant video the next day after broadcast. Two dollars per episode and a five percent discount if I but the entire season ahead of time. I love paying for just the things I want to watch.

====================================

Yes, but that means you are giving your money either to Amazon or Apple, both of which are ethically horrible corporations. Besides, why pay for it when you can just grab a torrent for free within a week of the air date?


Nice job. You trolled me and made an ironic statement all in one. You call someone unethical then ask why don't I just pirate the show.
 
2012-07-13 07:14:41 PM

MagSeven: I'm actually going to miss the premier live, but I'll DVR it and watch it the next day over Breakfast.
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Pancakes?

Lando Lincoln: vwarb: The only provider with highspeed internet in my area is Comcast, and they make you buy cable in order to get it (because they are pure evil)

What!? I have Comcast and I have high-speed Internet with no cable. You need to check again.

Thanks a lot, Viacom. Due to your stupid scuffle with DishTV I no longer can watch the Daily Show or the Colbert Report on your website. Assholes.


In Boston(prices vary) "performance" internet is 48.95 wyb tv service and 62.95 without. "Basic" cable(pretty much just off the air and pbs) is 16.58/month. So, essentially, you are forced to 'buy' at least minimum cable service.
 
2012-07-14 02:01:22 AM
Wouldn't know what your talking about; still cowering in a corner over missing Workaholics because of Viacom and DirectTv getting into a pissing match.
 
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