UPDATE: AN AGREEMENT WAS REACHED.
NOTICE ON AMC SERVICES:
Troy Cablevision, Inc. is in contract discussions with AMC. Our existing agreement expires on December 31, 2015. Although we are working to negotiate a fair price for these networks after December 31, AMC may turn off their networks or require us to remove their channel until a new agreement is secured.
We want our customers to know that fees from all the different networks we carry account for the bulk of monthly cable bills. AMC is demanding a rate increase of more than 350%. Our goal is to protect our customers from these significant programming fee increases.
Troy Cablevision, Inc. pays programmers such as AMC a fee per channel per month per customer for their programming. When these contracts near expiration, we negotiate new agreements and that concludes that business deal. When a large company such as AMC demands a significant increase in its monthly fees, we believe it’s our responsibility to take a stand. These large increases impact all of us throughout our service area and we want to make sure our customers know we are working on their behalf. These increases in programming costs are an industry-wide problem and affect all cable and satellite providers.
Please check back here for updates. We urge our customers to get the facts and be informed by visiting www.TVOnMyside.com.