In an effort to circumvent its ongoing standoff with satellite TV provider Dish Network, AMC will go straight to viewers with the season 5 premiere of Breaking Bad this Sunday.
Dish subscribers, who lost AMC along with its sister networks IFC and WeTV last month in a dispute over licensing fees, will be able to stream the premiere live at www.amctv.com/breakingbad4dish.
To gain access to the stream, subscribers can register at the site beginning Friday at 3 PM ET. The premiere will air simultaneously with the east coast broadcast at 10 PM.
As for whether or not AMC will stream subsequent episodes of Breaking Bad or any other shows, for now it's calling Sunday night's dual broadcast a "one-time-only event."