Following DISH’s Drop of AMC, the Network’s Contest Challenges Fans to Create a Video About Losing
“Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead,” “Mad Men,” and Other of TV’s Most Popular Shows
NEW YORK, NY, AUGUST 6, 2012 – AMC is launching a new online video contest, “Hey DISH, Where’s My AMC?” (www.WheresMyAMC.com) following DISH’s blackout of AMC last month. DISH dropped the network in an attempt to gain leverage in an unrelated lawsuit. The contest, which is accepting submissions through August 29, 2012, invites fans of AMC to create a 30-90 second video about how DISH customers feel since losing AMC’s award-winning shows, including “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead,” “ Mad Men,” and “Hell on Wheels.” The video contest comes on the heels of AMC’s release last week of its “Zombie Experiment NYC” video, which went viral and became one of the most watched videos in the world, with more than 4.2 million views.
Mac McKean, Senior Vice President of AMC Digital, said: “We’ve had a tremendous outpouring of support from fans asking what they can do since DISH dropped us so we thought we’d give them an outlet for expressing their dissatisfaction over DISH’s decision.”
To enter the “Hey DISH, Where’s My AMC?” contest go to www.WheresMyAMC.com
The Grand Prize Winner receives a $4000 cash prize, a Canon® 7D Camera (MSRP $1549), and the opportunity to discuss their work with AMC’s Senior Vice President of Production. In addition, the winning video will appear across AMC owned social media channels. The contest also features two runner-up categories: “People’s Choice” and “Highest Viewed.” The winners of these categories will each receive a $1000 cash prize plus extras.
For more information on why DISH dropped AMC and its sister networks, IFC, WE tv and Sundance Channel, go to www.switchfromdish.com.
AMC reigns as the only cable network in history to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, as well as the Golden Globe® Award for Best Television Series – Drama for three consecutive years. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC’s original stories include “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead,” “The Killing” and “Hell on Wheels.” AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with its slate of unscripted original series, as well as curated movie franchises like AMC’s Can’t Get Enough and AMC’s Crazy About. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereSM.
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