DirecTV Customers Could Lose AMC, BBC America, IFC & More in 2015

Posted Tue Nov 4, 2014 at 02:00 PM PST by
DirecTV

The satellite provider has yet to renew its contract agreement with AMC Networks. 

AMC is warning DirecTV customers that they might not be able to watch some of their favorite shows, including 'The Walking Dead,' next year. Both companies have yet to come to terms on a contract renewal.

The current deal is set to expire by the end of the year, putting channels like AMC, BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, and We TV in jeopardy for DirecTV viewers. AMC has gone so far as to air warnings to customers during the latest episode of 'The Walking Dead,' informing them of the contract dispute. Likewise, a pop-up message with a similar warning appears to visitors of the AMC website. If no agreement is made, DirecTV customers could lose access to several popular shows like 'Doctor Who,' 'Portlandia,' 'Mad Men,' the aforementioned 'Walking Dead,' and the upcoming February premiere of the 'Breaking Bad' spinoff, 'Better Call Saul' -- a prospect that isn't likely to make Heisenberg too happy. Is AMC going to have to send DirecTV on a trip to Belize?

For its part, AMC claims that DirecTV has yet to engage in meaningful negotiations, and the network doubts that a timely agreement will be made. To let DirecTV know how you feel about the potential loss of AMC Networks, the channel has set up a website allowing visitors to contact the satellite provider with their complaints.

Source: Digital Trends, AMC

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