Verizon dropping AMC?
Bhunted1
Enthusiast - Level 2

Watching Land of the Dead tonight on AMC and a quick white banner jumps on and off the bottom of the screen. But I caught a few words of the text. Anyone else catch it say, "Verizon being dropped by AMC" or something similar....???

I don't think we were meant to see it but I did. It lasted only 2-3 secs and was yanked fast! Are we going to be held hostage now too? I dropped Optimum because of nonsense like this. Nothing worse than the providers and networks forcing the viewers to do their dirty work for them while screwing us out of what we pay for.

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Heather_VZ
Specialist - Level 3

Hi All-

I'm THRILLED to announce that Verizon and AMC have reached a deal to continue carrying the network's programs! There will be no interruption to your channel offerings, so you don't have to worry about missing a minute of your favorite show.

Thanks for sticking with us!

-Heather

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sho242
Newbie

I agree, do not drop AMC. AMC has some of the best shows on TV. Walking Dead and Breaking Bad are some of THE best shows.

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dmholl
Newbie

I'm a regular viewer of AMC and enjoy the TV shows. Please do not remove AMC from your programing. I do not want to change to a different company. I know Comcast is always sending tempting offers in my area.

Thank you.

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m3dgb
Newbie
Agree, dropping AMC and losing great shows like Walking Dead and Mad Men would be awful. We might have to switch back to Comcast.
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dbrinn
Enthusiast - Level 1

Of all the 260 channels of **bleep**e that I get with your protectionist, force-fed bundling structures, AMC is one of about 10 channels that I actually watch.  So, I'll make it simple for you:

You drop AMC, I drop Verizon.

Period.

cshanks1
Newbie

If you drop the AMC line up of channels like AMC, Sundance, IFC and We I will be dropping Verizon. These are the channels I tune into tv for. If you drop them I will be forced to take my business back to Comcast or another provider.

You must reconsider this decision. AMC's channels have the best programs, to loose them is to loose my loyal service and I may also be taking my phone and internet business with me.

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Redfran
Contributor - Level 1

Please do not drop AMC. It's one of the few channels still producing quality television. As AMC goes, so would I.

Thank you.

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netman2011
Newbie

Dropping AMC.. you`re kidding right ???
INSTANT cancellation by me and the 8 family members that have fios .

i know that DOES NOT matter to verizon AT ALL , because if id did it would not be an issue and they wouldn`t even be talking about dropping AMC.

 Way 2 go verizon.....

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Datasara1
Newbie

Please do ot drop AMC. I enjoy several shows. I do really like Fios and do not want to loose AMC. There are a lot of other channels that you could drop. Smiley Very Happy

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Mcpreaches
Enthusiast - Level 1

Like many of you I am a huge fan of AMC's lineup they have come along way over the years and I yearn for my Walking Dead and Breaking Bad (sad to see you go). But this dispute for AMC and Verizon is just AMC trying to make a cash grab while it still has some good shows.  Normally I would be ripping Verizon and thought about leaving in AMC was gone, however AMC did the same thing to Dish and now are going after Verizon. Lets be honest AMC only has what 3 good shows maybe 4. AMC is trying to get you to spend more money not Verizon we should be contacting them and telling them to stop  holding us hostage to their petty demands.

If AMC goes off the air you can still get your fix of yoru shows on iTunes.. each season is only $25 or 30 bucks. I stand by Verizon on ths one, AMC wants us to pay more money because they got a little popular. What happens when their shows go off the air and Verizon gives in... We have paied more for now less, they can't roll back their deal. Let the greedy guys fail, buy your shows from iTunes or Amazon.

MaxStorage
Enthusiast - Level 2

If Verizon drops AMC do you think your bill will go down even 1 cent... No it won't so why pay the same amount for cable and then another $30 to watch the season after its over when I could just watch it on the TV service that im paying for. I had Hulu and Netflix but its not the same as watching it the day it is aired and being able to chat with others that watch it and actually know what happened instead of being like "well I have to go and watch it on Itunes or Hulu or some other website tonight because I couldn't watch what I was already paying for" and you have to hope that they dont give you any spoilers for the episode you missed. That is why I dropped Hulu and Netflix. I want one bill that I can pay to whoever has the shows that I want to watch. So what if AMC charges more, Just get locked in to contract with a fixed rate and at the end resign for the same deal or switch providers. Im not going to be paying any more next year if AMC raises the rate because of my contract. Now if AMC does get dropped then I will pay my early term fee to go to comcast (who I can't stand) and verizon will be added to my list of bad providers. I'm the tech one in my family and if I give a provider a bad rating to them they don't even think about switching to them.

Mcpreaches
Enthusiast - Level 1

No my bill will not go down, but it also won't go down when AMC starts making crappy programing. All shows end and when that does AMC will be crappy like it was before. If your the tech guy in the family, why would you switch to a service that is not as good b/c of 3 channels.... Thats like saying even though this digital camera has a bigger sencor and more color depth, I'm going to pick the other one b/c it has 15 more profile modes. Fact is camera is better even though it has a little less. I will never go back to Time Warner Cable even if Verizon looses AMC. Why b/c TWC has shotty service even thought they may have more channels.... More is not always more.

wildalaska
Newbie

Even if AMC is playing hardball, it is ultimately Verizon's responsibilty to ensure that it retains popular channels in its line-up. If it allows its customers to lose access to popular shows, then it must be prepared to lose customers...otherwise, what is to keep Verizon from just showing the cheapest options in order to maximize profit. It is like a once good restaurant that declined because it started skimping to maximize profit and let the quality suffer. Such actions must have consequences.

If Verizon drops AMC, which has two of my favorite shows, it will no longer be the service I signed up for and I will switch to Cox.

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jnshum67
Enthusiast - Level 1

It's not Verizon dropping AMC, its AMC threatening to leave Verizon. They (AMC) have done the same thing with other cable /dish providers. Basically, AMC is trying to renegotiate their contract and cable /dish providers are pushing back on their suggested terms. AMC is trying to get us to do their dirty work. I like AMC and I LOVE The Walking Dead, but I don’t think it’s fair that they (AMC) want us to help them get a better deal with the cable /dish providers. Maybe we should be calling AMC and asking them not to leave Verizon.

charliewatts
Contributor - Level 2

Relax people. This will get resolved.

AMC is a P.I.A. for all the tv operators.  It's the reason people switched from Cablevision to FiOs in the first place..  (Cablevision owns AMC, IFC, etc.)

MaxStorage
Enthusiast - Level 2

@jnshum67 wrote:

It's not Verizon dropping AMC, its AMC threatening to leave Verizon. They (AMC) have done the same thing with other cable /dish providers. Basically, AMC is trying to renegotiate their contract and cable /dish providers are pushing back on their suggested terms. AMC is trying to get us to do their dirty work. I like AMC and I LOVE The Walking Dead, but I don’t think it’s fair that they (AMC) want us to help them get a better deal with the cable /dish providers. Maybe we should be calling AMC and asking them not to leave Verizon.


 

Oh really?  Where are your sources for this information? It doesn't matter to me if they want to renegociate a contract. If verizon doesn't take the new contract then AMC is dropped and looses hundreds or thousands of customers, me included, and then Verizon aggrees to the new contract anyways and maybe gets half of the people they lost back. So if Verizon doesn't take it they loose customers and money, if they keep AMC they keep customers but maybe pay more. And you know they will pass that to us so it would be a wash but thats what fixed contracts are for to keep the price you pay the same no matter what happens with content providers.

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sheila0405
Enthusiast - Level 2

I can't believe Verizon would consider dropping AMC, considering that Mad Men and The Walking Dead are such huge hits.  I've been a loyal viewer of AMC for 20 years.  I would certainly consider dropping Verizon Fios and going back to satellite if this happens.  :smileymad  I'd love to know the reasoning behind this proposed change in channel line up.

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johnsan
Enthusiast - Level 1

This is AMC's doing!  They are trying to demand higher carriage fees from Verizon and it's part of their negotiation tactic.  You should be expressing your displeasure to AMC by emailing: 

amccustomerservice@amcnetworks.com

Let them know that you are not happy with their strategy of holding the shows hostage just to satisfy their greed!

Notice that there is no detailed information on their www.keepamc.com web site.  Even if you follow the "more information" link... 

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sheila0405
Enthusiast - Level 2

The two series Mad Men and The Walking Dead alone are bringing in huge numbers of viewers, and, therefore, AMC is able to increase its profits.  If AMC remains a part of Verizon's line up, then folks will want to use Fios for their tv viewing.  This is a win for both Verizon Fios and for AMC.  It's not a terriblet thing that AMC wants more money from Fios, considering the higher demand for the channel.  I think Verizon would be crazy to drop AMC.  Viewers will find another provider for their tv viewing.  I hope they work things out.

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johnsan
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@sheila0405 wrote:

The two series Mad Men and The Walking Dead alone are bringing in huge numbers of viewers, and, therefore, AMC is able to increase its profits.  If AMC remains a part of Verizon's line up, then folks will want to use Fios for their tv viewing.  This is a win for both Verizon Fios and for AMC.  It's not a terriblet thing that AMC wants more money from Fios, considering the higher demand for the channel.  I think Verizon would be crazy to drop AMC.  Viewers will find another provider for their tv viewing.  I hope they work things out.


The terrible thing is that the viewers/customers are the ones that are going to suffer through this process.  Verizon in the end will just raise thier rates to try hold their bottom line.  In the meantime, the viewers will have to deal with the ridiculous ads, the lies and possibly miss some programming.  There are ways for the businesses to go about these types of negotiations while being mindful of the consumers.  They just chose to use us as pawns...   

sheila0405
Enthusiast - Level 2

And, if Verizon drops AMC, will our bill go down?  I doubt it.

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MaxStorage
Enthusiast - Level 2

@johnsan wrote:

@sheila0405 wrote:

The two series Mad Men and The Walking Dead alone are bringing in huge numbers of viewers, and, therefore, AMC is able to increase its profits.  If AMC remains a part of Verizon's line up, then folks will want to use Fios for their tv viewing.  This is a win for both Verizon Fios and for AMC.  It's not a terriblet thing that AMC wants more money from Fios, considering the higher demand for the channel.  I think Verizon would be crazy to drop AMC.  Viewers will find another provider for their tv viewing.  I hope they work things out.


The terrible thing is that the viewers/customers are the ones that are going to suffer through this process.  Verizon in the end will just raise thier rates to try hold their bottom line.  In the meantime, the viewers will have to deal with the ridiculous ads, the lies and possibly miss some programming.  There are ways for the businesses to go about these types of negotiations while being mindful of the consumers.  They just chose to use us as pawns...   



They could do better and at making us aware of these types of things like not putting the ad in the show but wait until commercial. We will pay more anyway but I must say Verizon is cheaper than comcast here by about $60 with contract and I have the exact same package I could get. Get a fixed contract and your price won't go up for 1 or 2yr and near the end of it renegotiate for your same price.

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