AMC Fights DISH With NYC Zombie Infestation
As part of its ongoing negotiations with Dish Network which dumped the network from its lineup, AMC has unleashed real-life Walking Dead zombies in New York City posing as EMTs, street workers, cops, pedestrians and hot dog vendors. Needless to say, the stunt scared the crap out of people but also brought a few laughs.
The stunt is part of PutZombiesBack, an online effort to get the net back on Dish. ON the site, a statements reads, "We know Dish has been urging AMC fans to pay additional monies to see their favorite shows online. It seems unusual to us for a television provider to ask their subscribers to pay extra money to see the same shows that they are already paying for, and that their neighbors are getting, as part of their basic TV subscriptions."
The video, which shows just how the stunt was pulled off and crowd reaction to it, closes with "Zombies don't belong here. Put them back on TV."
Aggressive. But brilliant.