It appears Rogers Communications could severe ties with American cable channel AMC, the company confirmed in an online post. Rogers has started informing customers that it will drop AMC from its lineup on January 1, 2020.
AMC is the home of hit television shows like Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead, and Breaking Bad.
“It is indeed true that the AMC channel will no longer be available as of 11:59 p.m. ET, December 31, 2019,” a Rogers community moderator said in a post. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”
On Jan. 1 AMC will no longer be available to Rogers customers. https://t.co/J2e3FrgS9Y
— Toronto Star (@TorontoStar) December 9, 2019
Rogers and AMC are reportedly locked in discussions to avoid the split.
“Rogers has long been one of our valued content partners in Canada and we look forward to continuing our partnership with them for years to come,” AMC spokesperson Georgia Juvelis told The Toronto Star.
The Star notes that Rogers was close to dropping AMC from its packages in 2013 over a dispute regarding distribution rights.
Past seasons of many AMC shows are available via streaming services like Netflix, but Rogers subscribers looking to keep up with their favourite AMC programs may have to explore alternative options to see them.