Re: Looks like we might possibly be losing AMC, IFC, & WE.
07-14-2010 09:44:20 PM
And more from Bloomberg News, 07/14/10...
"On average, pay-TV providers such as Comcast Corp. pay 24 cents per subscriber per month for AMC, 21 cents for IFC and 12 cents for WE TV, according to industry research from SNL Kagan. AT&T’s pay-TV subscriber base is 2.3 million U-Verse video customers, compared with 23 million for Comcast and 19 million U.S. subscribers for satellite provider DirecTV, according to the companies’ most recent earnings reports.
AMC received 26 Emmy nominations last week for programs including “Mad Men.” The season premiere of the show, which has won best dramatic series for two straight years, is scheduled for July 25."
Is it any great mystery why AT&T may be asked to pay a slightly higher rate given the small size of their client base compared to Comcast and Direc TV ?
I posted a response earlier to one of the kool-aid posters that is similar to your post. I didn't have the facts you posted . I estimated DirecTV at 18, DISH 13 and didn't know Comcast until you just posted their customer base. U-verse 2 mil. No wonder they don't get the same favorable rates. They need to eat some of the expenses to please the customer base or they will be losers in the long run. Or dump the recently added Tennis Channel and give us te Rainbow channels. And add MLB Network while they are at it.