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(Gawker)   AMC's continuing temper tantrum: The network that brought you Mad Men and Breaking Bad has now become "the network that's not available on Dish"   (gawker.com) divider line 12
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3036 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 05 Oct 2012 at 9:52 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-10-05 10:18:36 AM
2 votes:
Not a tantrum...smart business. AMC rightfully believes they are one of the more popular cable networks, and are using Dish's own customers against them in an effort to get what they want.

Douchebaggy on an epic scale? Perhaps. But not a tantrum.
2012-10-05 08:59:55 AM
2 votes:
Not to mention the fact that the constant namechecking of Dish on AMC is only reaching the audience that already gets AMC.

Retention of existing customers is a thing, too.
2012-10-05 05:30:11 PM
1 votes:

ExperianScaresCthulhu: Rhames: NeoCortex42: ExperianScaresCthulhu: Wellon Dowd: Who cares about Dish? WHERE'S CARL?!?

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Saw this episode last night.

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Now I get it!

Otis was a good man. I don't get the Shane worship at all.


Who worships Shane? People watching the show all thought he was an ass, and nobody in the show trusted the guy once Rick showed up.
2012-10-05 01:37:05 PM
1 votes:
AMC is available elsewhere, so no big.

Cable companies don't quite get it - if you want people to pay for your products, sometimes you have to admit the reality of the (black) market and take a lower price per subscriber than you'd otherwise want to.

Maybe even ESPN will one day understand this.

Nah.
2012-10-05 01:36:13 PM
1 votes:
As said earlier, channel bundling is a way to lower risk. A la carte will lead to a vast wasteland of reality shows and Chuck Lorre. No Breaking Bad, no Justified, no It's Always Sunny, etc.

Also, Sons of Anarchy still hasn't recovered from that terrible, terrible deus ex machina CIA crap. Gemma is dragging the show down, Tara is turning into Gemma, which means she's now dragging the show down, I have no idea why the first kid's mom is still around, Jimmy Smitts is farking awesome, and if they had any balls they would have killed Clay/Opie last year. Opie's death seemed tacked on or something, it was a little too hollow. This was a great character for a few years, and they killed him off to prove the new bad guy was bad? Come on.
2012-10-05 11:54:02 AM
1 votes:

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu:
A la carte pricing just doesn't seem feasible to me. Don't get me wrong, I would love to be able just to pay for things I want to watch. However I fear that a lot of the programming I enjoy would go out the window in favor of mass produced reality tv and shows that appeal to the lowest common denominator. It would be much harder for networks to take chances and create compelling and unique programs.


Yeah, this is the point that the a la carte proponents forget. It's easy to say "I'd pay $X for just AMC" once AMC establishes itself as a network with quality programming. But would those people have paid for it six years ago when Mad Men was averaging fewer than a million viewers per episode and Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead weren't even on the radar.

The current model does two important things really well that the a la carte model can't. First, it lowers the barrier to entry for new shows by essentially fronting the costs for pilots and new episodes. Second, it makes it really easy for viewers to sample new shows. I love Mad Men and Breaking Bad, but would I have ever watched those shows live if I had to pay $100-150/year for AMC instead of being able to watch them with no additional marginal cost? Probably not, since I don't watch anything else on the network.
2012-10-05 11:28:24 AM
1 votes:

Vacation Bible School: Wellon Dowd: Who cares about Dish? WHERE'S CARL?!?

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2012-10-05 10:55:57 AM
1 votes:

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Happy Hours: Unfortunately AMC was not enough to make me want to continue paying for cable, not even when combined with FX and HBO - the only 3 channels I actually feel like I'm missing anything on.

We need ala carte pricing. Sadly, the sh*tty fundie channels, shopping networks, and countless diy and inferior Discovery channel knock-offs nobody watches will fight like hell to make sure that never happens.

Yeah, I'd gladly pay more per channel to just have the 10 or so channels I actually want (even if it only saved me, say, $15/month).


A la carte pricing just doesn't seem feasible to me. Don't get me wrong, I would love to be able just to pay for things I want to watch. However I fear that a lot of the programming I enjoy would go out the window in favor of mass produced reality tv and shows that appeal to the lowest common denominator. It would be much harder for networks to take chances and create compelling and unique programs.
2012-10-05 10:55:55 AM
1 votes:
I gave up on AMC when they started adding commercial breaks to their movies, same as "free" TV. Up 'til then they'd been sort of a head-to-head competitor with Turner (though lacking the same "library" of films, of course), but then I guess they figured "our viewers really won't care enough if we start sticking the commercials in there"--and they were evidently right.

If my cable was ala carte, I'd drop 'em in a heartbeat, Mad Men or not.
2012-10-05 10:28:19 AM
1 votes:

Happy Hours: Unfortunately AMC was not enough to make me want to continue paying for cable, not even when combined with FX and HBO - the only 3 channels I actually feel like I'm missing anything on.


We need ala carte pricing. Sadly, the sh*tty fundie channels, shopping networks, and countless diy and inferior Discovery channel knock-offs nobody watches will fight like hell to make sure that never happens.

Yeah, I'd gladly pay more per channel to just have the 10 or so channels I actually want (even if it only saved me, say, $15/month).
2012-10-05 10:13:30 AM
1 votes:

Happy Hours: kronicfeld: Not to mention the fact that the constant namechecking of Dish on AMC is only reaching the audience that already gets AMC.

Nope - they're running it on other networks. I know, because I don't have AMC anymore.

Retention of existing customers is a thing, too.

Unfortunately AMC was not enough to make me want to continue paying for cable, not even when combined with FX and HBO - the only 3 channels I actually feel like I'm missing anything on.

/So, how's Sons of Anarchy this season?


So far it is great. Though I'm sure another farker will tell me why I should hate it.
2012-10-05 08:42:34 AM
1 votes:
What's Dish?
 
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