Dish Network Dumps AMC

Drama fans, console yourselves: the country's second-largest satellite provider dropped AMC Networks from its programming Sunday as its contract expired. Dish said the network, which hosts popular shows such as Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and Mad Men, was charging high fees and had low ratings. AMC struck back, issuing a press release that claimed Dish refused to discuss rates and noted that The Walking Dead is the highest-rated scripted drama on cable. AMC’s contract with AT&T U-verse also expired on Saturday, but negotiations have not yet broken down and the channel is still being broadcast for AT&T customers.