TORONTO – Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B) says it has renewed its distribution contract with the AMC channel, home to several popular series including “The Walking Dead” and “Breaking Bad.”
The cable company says a new multi-year agreement has been signed that also includes carrying a high-definition feed of the channel before the end of the month.
The announcement brings a close to a dispute between the companies that came to a head earlier this week.
On Thursday night, a contract which allowed Rogers to carry AMC’s channel expired, creating uncertainty over whether the signal for the channel would be shut off.
AMC launched an online campaign telling Rogers subscribers “You Have Lost The Walking Dead” or “Rogers Customers You May Lose The Walking Dead,” even though the channel had not disappeared from the Rogers lineup.
The move caused some Rogers subscribers to complain, worried that Sunday night’s episode of “The Walking Dead” wouldn’t be available on their cable packages. The new agreement ensures there will no programming interruptions.