I see that Rogers seems to be realizing they would be making a huge mistake if they remove AMC. Myself as well as many others I've talked to will definitely drop Rogers if they drop AMC. That network has great shows and plays great movies!!
They should really be working on providing AMC in HD..................not getting rid of it.
Listen to your customers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If anything , you should be offering it in HD. We are already considering moving to BELL FIBE especially because they are offering this channell in HD as well as unlimited internet usage.($2.00 per gig for over usage is just robbery). Personally we don't like Bell but it seems like Rogers lately doesn't give a crap about their customers or quality of their cbale feed. The channels are so digitaly compressed that even HD doesn't look that clear. If You drop AMC that will be our deciding factor in switching to BELL.
Well, at least for internet, rogers DOES offer an unlimited addon, just like bell.
As for the AMC outcome.. we will have to see..
"We have no intention of dropping AMC. We are in negotiations and expect a positive outcome. We're surprised and disappointed they would alarm our customers."
Then with all due respect, Rogers needs to wake up and smell the communications era they are purportedly in the business of provisioning.
There have been numerous threads on this forum (I started one myself) for quite some time now regarding AMC - one of the most popular specialty channels out there if the huge success of their program offerings are any measure of such. A simple message from a Rogers representative on this forum from time to time saying something like -
"We are in the process of negotiating the procurement of this channel, thank you for your continued patronage and patience as we finalise, yada, yada, etc."
- would go a long way indeed.
Instead of now knee-jerking your responses in a disorganised fashion due to the other party giving you a 101 on how to leverage social channels to enable business.
Hope someone at Rogers is taking notes.
You can act here to request keeping AMC (and ask for HD if so inclined) -
Personaly.. i dont watch anything on AMC currently, maybe other than the ocasional movie, but even rarely at that.
I HAVE considered watching Walking Dead, waiting till i have a weekend free for a marathon.
even if get hooked, i wont be watching it via AMC likely.. even if we had the HD channel. With netflix, i have access to pretty much all the AMC series, in HD, and the MAJOR advantage is like that 55trucker said above.. NO commercials. That is a major selling point for me.. can watch 2 shows in a 1.5 hour window no commecials... or the same in 2 hours with commercials.
WIth netflix, (coupled with rogers unlimited internet), im looking at if there are more of some of what i watch avialable as well.