AMC coming to Rogers customers in HD

Some of us at Rogers were so excited about getting AMC in HD, our inner zombies came out!

Zombies look better in HD. So do meth chefs and sixties-era ad execs.

Under a new agreement with AMC, Rogers digital customers will be able to watch shows like The Walking Dead, Mad Men and Breaking Bad in HD by the end of March. That’s in time for the season finale of The Walking Dead and ahead of the two hour season premiere of Mad Men on April 7.

The multi-year deal also allows you to access on-demand versions of your favourite shows soon after the TV debut. In addition, AMC content will be available to Rogers customers across multiple platforms.

Over the last few days, we’ve been clear that – despite reports to the contrary – we had no absolutely no intention of dropping AMC. It’s unfortunate that some of you were worried by rumours about the channel going dark. In our business, contract negotiations with content partners are routine. Our goal is to get the best programming while keeping costs down for you. We believe we’ve accomplished that in these negotiations.

So, with that out of the way a more important question: Which character from an AMC program would you most want by your side in an HD zombie apocalypse: Michonne or Darryl from The Walking Dead? How about Don or Joan from Mad Men? Or maybe Walter or Gus from Breaking Bad?

Update March, 20, 2013: AMC HD is now available to Rogers Digital TV customers in Ontario on channel 482.

Keith McArthur is VP of Social Media at Rogers

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  1. Thank you Rogers and Amc for working outa deal.

  2. Fantastic news Rogers! Hopefully this will finally shut up some of the whiners on here.

  3. Awesome so glad to hear it, way to rock rogers

  4. I am verry glad that you guys were able to work something out with AMC.

    I am sure this will be GREAT news to many rogers customers who were freaking out over the last week :)

  5. This is excellent news, not just about securing AMC but also bringing it in HD. The question now is, how much more will Rogers want from me before I can enjoy my high-def zombies and meth cooks?

    • RogersSarah says: March 1st, 2013 a 7:39pm

      The HD channel will be available to digital cable customers who subscribe to VIP packages.

      • So for those out there who dont have digital boxes, is it still going to be part of the non HD cable package?

  6. Mary Lafontaine says: March 1st, 2013 a 11:31pm

    You said it and your meant it. I was hoping so, and you proved it pays to believe! I don’t know how you did it, and I’m sorry that AMC interfered with your customer base, but you kept your integrity (hope you slapped them abit behind closed doors)and you kept your word. You done good !

  7. It took 2 years too long, but thank you for finally putting AMC in HD. Between this and the blue jays I have to say that rogers has earned some goodwill with me.

  8. Good job Rogers, long long time customer and knew yiu would get it done. Lots of us have faith in you.

  9. Well credit where credit is due. It’s a couple of years late but I’m still happy about it. When I think back to this whole situation of AMCHD, I’m left to wonder why Rogers couldn’t communicate better with its customers on this. Very frustrating. Anyway, this is great news.

  10. So what will be the new AMCHD channel and when will it be available?

  11. Can’t wait for HD goodness. Good job Rogers and AMC

  12. alfred forshaw says: March 3rd, 2013 a 11:59pm

    I have vip cable, and a digital box but will the channel still be the same and will others in my house that don’t have a box be able to watch it aswell?

    • RogersElise says: March 7th, 2013 a 10:25pm

      Hi Alfred. AMC is distributed as part of the VIP package and we’re not changing that. If you receive AMC today you will continue to receive it in the future. If they have an HD box, they will receive the HD version once we launch it.

  13. I just hope that Atlantic Canadian viewers aren’t left out in the cold this time. Far too many HD stations not being shared with us, and it’s gone beyond silly now.

  14. why doesn’t Rogers show past episodes of Breaking Bad???

    • RogersNicolas says: March 4th, 2013 a 9:17pm

      Hi Anne,

      If you’re talking about AMC, it’d be a question best directed at the channel since we don’t manage their content.

  15. We do not have a Digital Box. Will we be able to watch the Walking Dead on AMC? Without a Digital Box will a Digital Adaptor from Rogers do the trick?

  16. Ayy idea what the Channel # will be for AMC HD? If its different than the current Ch. 55

  17. Looking forward to the launch of AMCHD

  18. wow didn’t take Rogers long to get Amc HD. At this rate we should get MSNBC and CNBC in HD in 2018. l’ll bet if AMC never ran that message last week Rogers would still have the same old do nothing attitude for the customer.

    • RogersNicolas says: March 14th, 2013 a 11:13am

      Hi Jesse,

      You’re free to take your own bets but, believe it or not, there are some huge Mad Men, Walking Dead (that’s me on the picture in the back with the little T-Rex arm) or Breaking Bad fans at Rogers too. We’ve always known the added value for our customers and have been negotiating in good faith – before and after AMC aired that message.

      This said, I’m glad to hear that you’re happy about the HD version being added. I’m a Mad Men fan, what’s your favorite AMC show?

  19. Better late than never :) Can’t wait to see Rick Grimes glower at the camera in HD haha

    btw nice pic!

  20. Ravu Gumpta says: March 18th, 2013 a 4:36am

    What channel number will AMC HD be found on?