Just because you believe some of their programming to be horrible doesn't mean it should be taken down. Some people love AMCs programming and obviously your taste are very different than others. If there is a station that needs to be dropped it's TLC. What educational programming does the so called "Learning Channel" provide? Honey Boo Boo is actually detremental to your health, it should come with a surgeon generals warning.
I'd like to weigh in on the possible loss of AMC. Comcast is leaving leaflets every week at my door and via the mail. I used to toss that material out. I will now put it aside in case Verizon decides to pull the plug on AMC.. if that happens
guess what? I'm pulling the plug on Verizon. Enough already - you raise your already high rates; your channel info
software stinks...keep it up Verizon and I will join the others and leave. It's only a phone call away.
I couldn't agree more on we should see how much AMC is charging. The reason I say that, I hate AMC because of the commercials but for the last decade watch it on DVR, skipping commercials.
But the point that needs to be brought is the fact that there isn't a week that goes by that AMC is not in conflict with some cable outfit. Last month it was a big struggle with Dish Network, the month before it was Comcast. So my point is why is AMC and it's channels the one's that cable networks have conflicts with? We don't see TMC or TNT or Fox having problems, but each month AMC is in the news about getting dropped.
I have a feeling that AMC not only asks too much but has channels that nobody has every heard of like Sundance and WE that are part of the package and cable networks are stressed over pay too much for channels that nobody watches. Who does watch IFO or WE or Sundance, why should we pay even if it's just dimes a month for something we don't want.
Honestly I am not a big fan of AMC but again every now and then will tune in just like I did now in watching the movie Notthing Hill. I recorded it and watching it, skipping through the endless commercials that are a part of AMC.
So my thought to Verizon, I hope you can work out something with AMC but understand that the company could be way too greedy so if they are dropped, honestly it won't be missed. Oh one thing AMC doesn't tell you that is a big problem for cable networks, they stream all of there programs so if AMC goes away you can watch it for free on their website.
Iwhy is AMC and it's channels the one's that cable networks have conflicts with?
Because AMC is part of Rainbow Media, Which is controlled by the Dolan family, who also own / control CableVision, a direct competitor of all the aforementioned other cable / FIOS / Sattelite companies. They believe in NEVER give your competitors a break. This is one reason we have regulation, to prevent this type of anticompetitive behavior. Controlling both distribution and content leads to this.
Fo me personally, I am getting fed up with Verizon FIOS and their tactics here lately.
First they begin increasing their rates on their packages and now I am spending ~$50 more a month on service than previously when I switched over from Comcast.
Now they are canceling and dropping channels left and right, and beginning to switch channels at random between packages that were once available on one package and then disappears overnight to another and wants you to subscribe and pay more.
PLUS - I am growing tired of every 2 - 3 channels there is a freakin' "On-Demand" channel. It seems like I have almost more OD channels than actual channels I pay for. Ridiculous.
In addition, AMC is one favorite of mine. I enjoy the movies with the story notes as well as the 3 or so programming AMC offers.
Now, I do not know who is exactly to blame here for the possible loss of AMC, IFC et al, but I am growing tired of the high premiums of Verizon FIOS televsion.
I am about 2 shakes away of dropping and going into negoitations with Comcast (as much as I despise them)......money is money IMO.
I agree with all of the comments on here about them dropping channels we pay for I have the xtreme package one step sown from the ultimate end now channels are being taken away I think I might go back with comcast. Also my bill has gone up over the last three months by 20 to 30 each month and when I asked them about it they tell me all different things but don't answer my question getting tired of all this fast.
So , it seems to me that no matter what we think or say verizon will act according to themselves, years ago, amc was not even a problem ,that channel was autimatically given in the line up **bleep**, do we have to fight for basic channels now? and pay through the nose anyway for crap we don,t want? i,am not even going to worry about this if they drop amc i will drop them sorry no sweat here!!!