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AMC offers Dish subscribers live stream of 'Breaking Bad' premiere

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Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston) on AMC's "Breaking Bad."

Good news for "Breaking Bad" fans who are Dish Network subscribers. The cable provider may have recently dropped AMC from its lineup, but the network isn't about to let viewers go without the critically acclaimed show's highly anticipated season five premiere.

AMC announced on Thursday that it will live stream "Breaking Bad" on its website at 10 p.m. ET Sunday just for Dish subscribers. 

"Every cable, phone and satellite company other than DISH carries AMC and its popular programming, including 'Breaking Bad,' ' The Walking Dead,' and 'Mad Men,' in their basic package," the network said in a statement. "AMC wants its loyal DISH viewers to experience the excitement of the 'Breaking Bad' premiere at the same time as their friends and neighbors, and we want to give DISH customers an extra week to switch providers so they can enjoy the rest of the season.”

Dish customers can register for access to the live stream at www.amctv.com/breakingbad4dish starting Friday at 3 p.m. ET.

Dish dropped AMC Networks -- which includes AMC, IFC and WE -- on June 30, with the cable provider indicating that AMC's fees were an issue. But a source with ties to the situation told TODAY.com that there had been in fact no discussions between the two parties about fees. A statement from AMC also claimed that the move by Dish was done "in retaliation for an unrelated lawsuit."

"Breaking Bad" season five premieres at 10 p.m. Sunday on AMC.

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