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Dish Network Loses AMC After Failed Contract Agreement

July 2, 2012  |  1:26pm
Dish Network Loses AMC After Failed Contract Agreement

Dish Network, the nation’s second-largest satellite TV provider, is no longer carrying AMC, the network responsible for such hit shows as Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead.

AMC’s contract with Dish expired on Sunday, and the two parties failed to reach a new agreement. Dish stated that AMC was charging an exorbitant price not commensurate with the channel’s ratings.

AMC took issue with Dish’s claims, citing that The Walking Dead is the “highest-rated scripted drama on cable.”

Dish, which has 14 million subscribers nation-wide, will replace the AMC network of channels (AMC, Sundance Channel, IFC, We TV) with HDNet, HDNet Movies and the Style channel.

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