Finally, AMC Networks return to Dish
October 22, 2012
Dish Network viewers can finally tune into “The Walking Dead.”
Over the weekend the long carriage dispute between AMC Networks, which airs “Dead,” and Dish ended, clearing the way for AMC, WE tv, IFC and the Sundance Channel to return to the satellite broadcaster.
The channels went back online just before the second episode of “Dead,” which bowed to record ratings last week despite the fact that the show was not available in Dish’s 14 million households.
The two sides did not release terms of the new deal, though they did say it will last multiple years.
Not coincidentally, the new agreement coincided with the burying of a hatchet.
Dish and Cablevision finally settled a lawsuit filed four years ago over the high-definition TV channel VOOM.
Dish ended its distribution of the channel in 2008, prompting a breach of contract suit by Cablevision, which like AMC Networks is owned by Charles F. Dolan.
Dish said it ended its distribution because Cablevision had not followed through with a pledge to invest $100 million in the network. Cablevision said Dish had no right to end the contract.
The trial over the matter began earlier this month.
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