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Good news Community!
We are pleased to announce that we have reached a fair agreement with the content provider to continue offering the AMC channel to our customers.
Not saying its a good thing, etc..
But truthfully, doesn't surprise me.
Not sure how many remember the big hoopla a number of years back with AMC. Where AMC was broadcasting that 'rogers is planning on taking AMC away from you, contact here to make your voice heard'
It wasnt necessarily that Rogers was just going to drop it. It was that their licensing deal with rogers was up for renewal. And AMC was asking for a 400%+ increase in fee's from rogers. I completely understand how/why they would consider not renewing.
This may run into much a similar case.
AMC waning alot of $$ for the channel.
And its not cost effective for them to keep it bundled anymore at that.
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It is indeed true that the AMC channel will no longer be available as of 11:59 p.m. ET, December 31, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
We understand that this change can be frustrating. Here’s how your package will change. If you subscribe to AMC channel as…
Hmmmm, I wonder if Bell customers will be impacted by this too? If not, then nothing good will come of this for Rogers as AMC is still a fairly popular channel for many people. Having said that, I really do think Rogers (and other traditional TV providers) have a much bigger problem on their hands. With an OTA antenna for FREE local HD channels, Netflix, Prime, AppleTV, Disney+ (and soon Hulu when it launches in Canada) to stream everything else, who needs cable TV? I’m going to predict that cord cutting is going to spike. We’re already seeing it and I’ve already read several reports of Rogers’ Ignite TV product under-selling and under-performing. Companies like Rogers need to shift strategies completely. What that is, I have no idea, but their TV service (IPTV or not) will not survive very much longer in its current form.
So there is no option to get AMC? No more Walking Dead???
Those may not be impacted, yet. As their license for AMC is completely different and separate than rogers.. if its not up yet.. may not be the same issues... or they may choose to pay MORE for it, if thats what the issue is, etc.
This only effects people who are still on the legacy VIP packages. They can still get it, it just wont be bundled and they would have to pay for it separately.
As far as I am aware, it wouldnt effect people who are on OTHER digital TV packages.
And doesnt effect Ignite customers.
I don't see that announcement on my last few bills. Would it be on on the November bill? The latest I can see is Oct 15, 2019.