As of June 10, 2021, BendBroadband will no longer carry the AMC Network on our channel lineups. These channels include AMC, BBC America, We tv (Women’s Entertainment), BBC World News, IFC, and Sundance.
As with every contract negotiation, TDS, the parent company of BendBroadband, looks for a fair and reasonable agreement. AMC launched AMC+, a direct to consumer streaming service last year. AMC+ customers receive exclusive AMC content and early access to favorite “best of AMC” shows and acclaimed movies.
TDS does not agree with AMC’s decision to move valued content from live TV distribution to distribution exclusively on their streaming service. Asking cable subscribers to pay more while the AMC Network carves out highly valued content and delivers less to cable subscribers is not fair or reasonable.