Walk Away from The Walking Dead? Shentel and the AMC Renewal Decision
Against the background of a fragmented cable industry Chris Kyle at Shentel is evaluating a renewal offer to carry AMC Networks' programming. The offer includes a significant price increase as well as conditions that require Shentel to carry additional AMC channels. AMC's position is fortified by its ownership of the #1 TV show in the US, The Walking Dead. Shentel is concerned about price escalation and the additional capacity demands on its network, and must make a recommendation on whether or not to accept AMC's offer.