An update on the lawsuit between AMC and AT&T over alleged unfairness AT&T was showing its existing network over competing networks. The carriers have reached an agreement.
The Walking Dead parent alleged AT&T favors its own competing networks including HBO and TNT by insisting on “discriminatory” terms to renew affiliation agreements with AMC. AT&T had called the complaint “without merit” and insisted it treats “all programmers fairly.”AMC Networks Request To Withdraw Complaint Against AT&T Granted By FCC – Deadline
What’s most interesting in the Deadline article is what AT&T says about AMC toward the end of the article.
“The cost to provide AMC Networks’ programming to our customers should reflect that AMC Networks’ shows have been declining in popularity as compared to their peers for several years.”
Ouch. Don’t know if AT&T is correct about the stats, but do know from a fan standpoint, I disagree on at least one area of AMC Networks.
AMC is the network behind Shudder, for that alone they deserve my respect vote. Shudder is an awesome, low-cost niche streaming service for horror fans. If you like horror and aren’t subscribed to Shudder, find yourself one of the many easily available promo codes (just do a Google search for “Shudder promo codes”) and check out a free month trial. With Halloween right around the corner next month, the timing is great.
We resubscribed to Shudder this week, making it the ninth streaming service we are currently subscribed to:
- Amazon Prime Video (as Prime members)
- HBO Max
- Disney+ (subscribed annually, mostly for our grandchildren, we hardly ever watch it)
- Peacock (premium subscription is free, since we are Xfinity internet customers)
- Shudder (resubbed new this week of 9/14)
- Hulu (will cancel once working through the movies & shows we’re currently watching)
- CBS All Access (contemplating dropping after Lower Decks, just not that much else there of interest)
- DC Universe (most likely dropping soon, but waiting first to see what this week’s big announcement is, see: )
Add all these subscription fees up and it’s pushing $75+/month. We can’t watch all these channels enough to justify keeping all, so we’ll drop the ones we’re watching least and return when something we really want to see on the channel returns.
Shudder from AMC, to get back to the article in question, is well worth subscribing to, especially in the fall, when that horror halloween witchy time of year is in full force.