AMC And Dish Finally Reach A Settlement
Even those AMC viewers who don't subscribe to Dish for their cable TV are likely to be well aware of the dispute between AMC and Dish, which has left Dish subscribers without the network that brings the rest of us The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and Mad Men. For months, AMC hasn't been shy about reminding viewers that Dish subscribers have been going without the channel. But there's good news for subscribers of the satellite TV provider. AMC is back!
According to EW, AMC and Cablevision agreed to a settlement with Dish, which involves Dish paying $700 million to AMC and Cablevision. They've also entered into a new multi-year agreement, which secures AMC, IFC, the Sundance Channel and WE tv with Dish for the time being.
This comes just in time for fans of The Walking Dead to catch the second episode of the series' third season. The first episode was made available streaming to Dish subscribers, however it's unlikely that that perk would've been extended beyond the season premiere. AMC did the same thing with Breaking Bad for Dish subscribers this summer, in offering the first episode streaming, but Dish users were out of luck for the rest of the first half of the final season. The timing really couldn't be better for The Walking Dead though. The zombie-drama broke records with its ratings in its third season premiere last Sunday night, and that was without Dish subscribers able to tune in. With Dish and AMC back on good terms ( EW says they've confirmed with AMC that Dish will have the channel up and running in time for tonight's episode), it's possible we'll see even higher ratings for Episode 2.
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