AMC to Stream Breaking Bad Season 5 Premiere for DISH Subscribers

DISH Network subscribers will not be left in the dark as Walter White gets cooking again — thanks to a conscientious move by AMC.

Breaking Bad fans who use DISH can still get their fix of the acclaimed drama’s Season 5 premiere on Sunday evening viaa live online stream, AMC announced on Thursday. Registration for the stream opens at 3 pm EST on Friday, at AMCTV.com/BreakingBad4Dish.

DISH recently dropped AMC from its lineup, as part of a contract dispute that cited the rising cost of carrying the cable channel and other concerns. (AMC maintains that the real reason stems from a years-old legal battle between itself and the satellite provider, regarding distribution.)

For weeks, AMC ads have exhorted fans of shows like Breaking Bad, Mad Men and The Walking Dead to call DISH and protest the change. The network’s latest move – in addition to buying it some serious good-guy cred – ensures that those fans don’t miss a moment of meth-making in the opener to Bad’s final season, which airs Sunday, July 15 at 10/9c.

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