2012 has seen a heavy amount of highly publicized disputes between the cable channels and carriers like DISH Network. But no disagreement has carried on longer than that between DISH and AMC, which broadcasts the hugely popular “Breaking Bad,” “Mad Men,” and “The Walking Dead,” which is set to premiere its third season on Sunday, October 14. In response to the continued blackout of the channel to DISH customers, AMC is offering a live stream of the premiere episode to DISH subscribers.
AMC stated: ”To gain leverage in an unrelated lawsuit, DISH has decided to deny their customers access to AMC shows including “The Walking Dead,” the series that has shattered basic cable ratings records. Although ‘The Walking Dead’ is the #1 basic cable scripted drama for DISH customers, DISH has stated it has no plans to bring back AMC. DISH customers who want to watch the entire season at the same time as the rest of the country should switch television providers now…time is running out.”
On Sunday, October 14, at 9PM ET/6PM PT, DISH customers can log on to http://www.amctv.com/thewalkingdead4dish/ and register for the free live stream. This special online event will take place at the same time as the broadcast debut, so fans won’t have to worry about DISH folks getting the jump on spoilers.
Season three of “The Walking Dead” will air in two-parts with the first eight hours kicking off October 14 and the final episodes returning beginning February 2013.
PHOTO CREDIT: Frank Ockenfels/AMC