MHTC Notice in regards to AMC

Notice: Regarding AMC
MHTC by virtue of our bargaining cooperative is currently in negotiations with AMC Networks to renew our contract which expires May 1st, 2021 to continue offering the AMC Network and BBC America. AMC increased current rates as of January 1, 2021. Despite that recent increase, AMC is seeking another significant increase to be effective May 1st, 2021 with additional annual rate increases moving forward.
In addition to this incredible rate increase they are requiring a six-year agreement. Six years in today’s world of video services is just too long. Technology is changing just too fast to agree to a term that long. Our bargaining cooperative which represents 4 million AMC subscribers have been in negotiation and have made little progress. At this point we are not anticipating AMC to make significant changes to the agreement.
Our goal is to bring you quality TV programing at a reasonable price. Unfortunately, with networks making these kinds of demands, it requires us to make tough decisions. If we do not come to terms by May 1st and there is no extension in place MHTC will no longer carry AMC Network and BBC America after the current agreement expires. Thank you for understanding and allowing us to serve your TV, internet, and telephone needs.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office in Mt Horeb at 437-5551 or in Dodgeville at 930-9985.
John Van Ooyen