New York, NY (August 9, 2012) —
In response to DISH’s recent drop of AMC and WE tv to gain leverage in an unrelated lawsuit, AMC Networks will provide DISH customers access to AMC’s HELL ON WHEELS season two premiere episode on Sunday, August 12 at 9 PM ET/PT and the return of WE tv’s BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES on Thursday, August 16 at 9 PM ET/PT.
AMC is offering a special live stream of the HELL ON WHEELS season two premiere episode to DISH subscribers at http://www.amctv.com/hellonwheels4dish.
WE tv will live stream the first of six all-new episodes of BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES to DISH subscribers on http://www.wetv.com/bfv-for-dish.
AMC Networks stated: “We’ve heard from many DISH subscribers who are upset about missing our programming so we are giving them an opportunity to watch these premiere episodes at the same time as the rest of the country.”
HELL ON WHEELS reigns as AMC’s second highest rated series, behind “The Walking Dead.”
(“The Walking Dead” is the highest rated scripted drama among key demos and is the highest rated scripted drama series among DISH subscribers *). Starring Anson Mount and Common, HELL ON WHEELS tells the story of a former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon (Mount), whose journey west is filled with turmoil and danger as he struggles to leave a troubled past behind. Centered around the treacherous traveling town that follows and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, the series examines the greed and corruption in man’s constant fight for power.
HELL ON WHEELS is produced by Endemol USA with Entertainment One (eOne) serving as the studio. eOne’s Television CEO John Morayniss and EVP of series television Michael Rosenberg, oversee production in partnership with co-producers Mike Frislev and Chad Oakes at Nomadic Pictures.
BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES, the most watched original series in WE tv’s history, stars the Braxton family, Toni, Tamar, Traci, Towanda, Trina and Matriarch Miss E. In a special continuation of season two, viewers will see the Braxton women in high gear working on their individual projects all while balancing the demands of motherhood and family. Toni, who recently shared her brave struggle with Lupus, enlists the help of her sisters to find new background singers; meanwhile, Tamar explores egg harvesting to mixed results and persuades Towanda to be a surrogate mother for her and husband Vince; Trina —
coming off the heels of a difficult decision with Gabe —
focuses her energy on her singing career and films her first music video; Miss E, who makes a foray into the life coaching business, turns the tables on Towanda by setting her up on a blind date.
The series is produced for WE tv by Magical Elves Productions (Top Chef, Project Runway, Last Comic Standing, Fashion Star, The Real L Word and more) and executive produced by Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz and Julio Kollerbohm. Executive Producer for WE tv is Annabelle McDonald; Executive In Charge of Production & Development for WE tv is Lauren Gellert.
For more information on why DISH dropped AMC, WE tv and sister networks, IFC and Sundance Channel, go to www.switchfromdish.com.
*Source: Nielsen Media Research 4Q11-1Q12 A18-49 (000) Dish Universe
About AMC Networks Inc.
Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: AMCX) owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates AMC/Sundance Channel Global, an international programming business, and AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology, a full-service network programming origination and distribution company.