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AMC Uses ‘Walking Dead’ Fans as Weapon in DirecTV Talks

AMC Networks Inc. used last night’s episode of “The Walking Dead,” the most popular drama on cable television, to warn DirecTV subscribers they could miss future episodes because of a contract dispute.

Onscreen prompts led DirecTV viewers to a website that urged them to “make your voice heard.” AMC’s other cable channels, IFC, Sundance Channel and WEtv, could also go dark when the current deal expires at year-end, according to Georgia Juvelis, an AMC spokeswoman.