It’s been a long time since we had some fun here on the Appsplit Blog so now we bring you one of the most unusual campaigns against a tech company ever.
Zombies have invaded New York City and they’re calling on people to support their bid to put zombies back on TV. Seems weird? Well, it is, but it also has its reasons.
The campaign, which has since gone viral through a YouTube video, is organized by AMC Networks against Dish Network. The reason for this is because earlier in July, Dish dropped AMC along with its programs.
This means that AMC Network programs like “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead” and “Mad Men” will no longer be offered on Dish. AMC reacted with zombies roaming the streets of NYC to let people know that zombies should be on TV and not on the streets.
The video is sure to become more and more sensational as time goes by. The zombies AMC let loose on NYC have great prosthetic makeup which The Walking Dead has earned an Emmy Award nomination for.
However, imagine the shock of the people these zombies victimized. I’m sure it wasn’t that fun for those who truly got scared.
The video points to PutZombiesBack.com which details how AMC is helping fans of its shows still watch the lineup after the Dish fallout. It explains:
“Dear DISH Subscriber:
Did you know that AMC just received the most Emmy nominations of any basic cable channel? 34 nominations for shows like “Breaking Bad”, “Mad Men”, “The Walking Dead” and “Hell on Wheels”. Yet despite the popularity and demand for these shows, DISH continues to black out AMC, IFC, WE tv, and Sundance Channel. To add insult to injury, DISH continues to charge you for them; you just no longer receive them.
DISH’s decision to drop AMC, WEtv, IFC and Sundance Channel had nothing to do with our fees, or our shows. In fact, unlike almost every other dispute you see between providers and programmers, and despite DISH’s misleading claims to the contrary, this is not about fees.
The simple truth is that DISH is using their consumers as pawns to attempt to gain leverage in a lawsuit involving an old and unrelated business venture that has nothing to do with AMC, nothing to do with our shows or fees, and certainly nothing to do with DISH subscribers, who just want to watch the shows they love and are paying DISH for. You will not see any AMC Networks’ shows on DISH any time soon.
In other words, since DISH’s reason for depriving you of AMC programming is based on a lawsuit that won’t be resolved for a long time, this problem won’t be solved shortly, unlike other disputes between programmers and providers, which typically are resolved in a matter of days (weeks at most).
If you want to watch “Breaking Bad”,” Hell on Wheels”, “The Walking Dead”, and “Mad Men”, you will have to switch TV providers. We can help you do that. The good news is, every other cable, phone and satellite company — except DISH — carries AMC in their basic package. Many providers are offering special incentives for people to switch. Call now at 1-855-2-DROP-DISH (1-855-237-6734) and let us help you gain access to the shows your friends and neighbors are watching.
We can help you regain access to AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv by calling the above number, visiting www.switchfromdish.com or contacting us on Twitter @AMC_Assist.
Thank you for your support of our shows and our networks. We want you to be able to watch the TV you love, and we’ll do whatever we can to help make that possible.
So there’s the clear reason for you. However, the fact remains that this campaign’s video is brilliant. Tell us what you think about the campaign on the comments below.
(Warning: Do not watch video if you scare easily.)