Verizon, AMC Strike Retrans Deal
New Deal 'in Our Customers' Best Interests' Says Verizon
Verizon and AMC Networks have struck a new retransmission fee agreement for FiOS TV, avoiding any potential service blackouts. While networks like AMC have been trying to scare customers into calling their provider to avoid blackouts during fee negotiations, AMC recently took things one step further and started trying to scare FiOS customers
before negotiations really even began.
"AMC Networks has agreed to an agreement with Verizon that is both reasonable and in our FiOS TV customers' best interests," said Verizon in a statement.
"This means that there is no risk of losing any AMC Networks channels. Weve worked hard on behalf of our FiOS TV customers to reach an agreement with AMC. Well continue to fight for our customers to ensure they continue receiving all of the great programming they've come to expect."
While FiOS customers won't lose channels, they have seen a steady stream of rate hikes from Verizon for both TV and broadband services over the last two years.
| |winsyrstrifeRiver City BouncePremium
Re: Early deal will result rate hike for sure Meh, I guess it's time to drop TV & phone services altogether. Rate hikes for TV I don't watch...
If I could get my relatives (who live in the same house) to switch to Verizon, we could split the bill, and I could dump my account altogether. Right now they have Cablevision, and their Internet service is poor, at least to this residence.
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| |KearnstdElf WizardPremium
Mullica Hill, NJ
Re: Early deal will result rate hike for sure
said by Van:Ahh but your provider will tell you they are "increasing value" or some other form of adspeak.
Any deal will result in rate hikes for sure
Even no deal results in rate hikes today
[65 Arcanist]Filan(High Elf) Zone: Broadband Reports
Re: Early deal will result rate hike for sure If only they would put all the sports channels on a sports tier and charge a fee for those. And then lower the cost of the regular programming tier.
| |dvd536as Mr. Pink as they comePremium
Re: Early deal will result rate hike for sure never happen
Re: Early deal will result rate hike for sure ah, but one can hope and dream...