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I am thinking my self of cancelling cable services with Rogers to bell however I will see what happens when they launch their new products in the next year and decide then.
Until then I'll be speaking to Rogers about a discount of some sort or something.
Don't hold your breathe for a discount to compensate for reduced service. You can be sure that when new products are launched they will have less content for more money than previously. I've resigned myself to that business plan and will be dumping Rogers Cable some time in the future. Everything Rogers is dropping is available for free with the internet and a smart TV.
This is a total boneheaded move by Rogers. AMC's The Walking Dead accounts for half the reason why I even have cable in the first place. At least I can line up Bell in time for the new year. They've been soliciting me with addressed admail for the past six years which generally get ripped up and tossed in the trash. I guess it's time to open one of those envelopes.
C'mon Rogers, give yer heads a shake. #SaveAMC #SaveAMC #SaveAMC
There was no indication in the most recent bill of cable prices increasing, BUT if you use Rogers for internet services, apparently that's going up starting today (Dec 1st) by an additional $3/month plus taxes.
I was just about to get Rogers for my boyfriend's apartment. The technician is supposed to come tomorrow. Now we are deciding whether we should just cancel and lose the black friday deal... or wait and hope this gets sorted out - and cancel in January, if they don't sort it out.
Either way - we won't stay with Rogers, if they don't offer AMC. Their programming is amazing... and Rogers is crazy if they're willing to lose customers over this.
I watch mostly two things... the news and AMC. Guess what will happen soon to my cable sub on Dec.30th? I'll slap an antenna on the roof to get local channels, watch news channels through my Firestick on free apps and buy a sub with AMC directly. There, done and I'll be saving a boatload of money. There are lots of places to get content. Cable is dead.
Why don't they get rid of completely useless channels like the Storage Wars channel, I mean OLN. Seems like that's all that's on there. We're paying for this garbage since we are forced to take it with whatever package we choose.
Edit: Correction, you cannot subscribe to AMC Premier unless you already have AMC on your cable service, and they don't even list Canadian cable providers. Dumb. And they wonder why people go get it illegally. Sell subs directly to people and cut out the cable middle man.
Sadly, as of Jan 1 2020, Rogers will no longer offer AMC as a channel and we will lose access to TWD. Off to Bell for me
All Rogers customers, regardless of their cable packages will be affected by this as Rogers will no longer be carrying AMC as part of their channel lineup at all as of Jan 1 2020. Stupid decision on their part as they will lose a LOT of customers over this decision.
yes, it is listed on the November bill. No more AMC at all on Rogers as of Jan 1 2020
I am sorry but for the prices Rogers charges their customers for less than stellar services, they can afford to renew with AMC and at least offer their customers something they actually want!
This is nothing more than a game of chicken, between Rogers and AMC, to see who will blink first. Have a look at some of the search results from the last dispute in 2013:
I'd expect to see more of this occur in the future. With the advent of the Ignite TV system, Rogers will know exactly what you watch, when you watch it, if you record it and when you watch anything that has been recorded. With those numbers available, Rogers will have the upper hand when it comes to any distribution negotiations with content owners. Yup, its going to be an interesting future indeed.
I seriously doubt this decisions was fueled by lack of popularity of this network.. AMC is easily in the top 20. Rogers is making this decision despite what they know(analytics).
Well, I only just saw this announcement, as I was looking at my package. I normally don't even view my bill for months at a time, so this would have been a not so nice surprise in February when TWD returns.
I have cable TV for two reasons - NHL and The Walking Dead. Half of that will now be removed.
I pay over $200/month for cable/internet.
The internet has frequent blackouts for minutes at a time. Some of my cable channels do not come through most of the time, always pixelated and no volume (ex. Leafs Nation Network). Techs have had zero answer to why it happens, and I've put up with it forever (used to watch The Strain on FX before it as canceled, and that was the same issue).
I am still on their old HD VIP package. I've heard of Ignite, but don't know much about it - it's internet cable as opposed to digital? Do I need new hardware besides an Ignite cable box to replace the digital one? My TV is just an HD flat panel, no smart TV stuff. I've also discovered Ignite can get me internet at 10x the speed I have now, plus more channels (I believe) for CHEAPER than I currently pay for the old service - thanks for letting me know I'm unnecessarily paying more for less Rogers. Standard for them though - when I canceled my home landline part of my package because I don't use a landline any more, the tech did that while FAILING to tell me it increased my monthly bill to do so.
Anyway, it doesn't matter. If AMC is gone, I'm looking at other options. Bell and whatever else is out there. I haven't had Bell service in over 15 years and vowed to never go back - but I've had enough of the BS Rogers pulls.
If I can't find a cheaper option available to me - I'm just going to cancel my cable completely and use my unlimited internet to find anything I want to watch. I should do that anyway - it would cut my bill in half.