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UPDATE: AT&T U-Verse Reaches Deal With AMC; Dish Feud Still Unresolved
UPDATE, 12:07 PM SUNDAY: AT&T introduced it has arrived at a "a reasonable distribution agreement with AMC Systems for AMC, IFC, Sundance and that we tv." The offer arrived at today could keep AMC Systems open to some 4 million customers on U-verse TV. Particulars weren’t revealed. AMC and Dish stay at an impasse and Dish has drawn AMC programming and replaced other content. Here’s AT&T’s statement: "It was vital to us with respect to our U-verse TV clients arrive at an optimistic resolution as rapidly as you possibly can. We appreciate everyone’s readiness to reach that goal, working faithfully over the past weekend, so clients could benefit from the programming they love on U-verse, the quickest growing TV service in the united states,Inch stated Shaun Weber, Leader of Content and Advertising Sales, AT&T. Inside a separate statement, AMC Systems required a jab at Dish: It’s telling that AMC Systems has in the past had the opportunity to barter fair contracts with television companies that reflect the need for our content. Yet DISH, which dropped our systems by This summer 1 never engaged around in almost any rate discussions. DISH clients have forfeit a few of their favorite shows due to an unrelated suit that has nothing whatsoever related to our programming, our rankings or our rates." Formerly 4:40 AM: AMC Systems states that it’s in "ongoing discussions with AT&T U-verse in regards to a new agreement" to hold its channels — calling their dispute over prices "noticeably different" from AMC’s fight with Dish Network. At night time the satellite company dropped AMC, IFC, WE "due to an unrelated suit that has nothing whatsoever related to our programming," AMC states. The organization claims that Dish is pressuring AMC to decrease a $2.5B breach of contract suit filed in 2008 after Dish dropped the VOOM suite of HD systems. AMC states that Dish "hasn’t talked about rates around whatsoever." Dish states it’s searching because of its clients by changing AMC’s systems with "more powerful movie and entertainment content" that’s also less costly. PREVIOUS, 10:33 PM: Tonight’s night time Eastern time deadline for AMC Systems to achieve contracts with Dish Network and also at&T’s U-verse came and went, and therefore AMC will forfeit as much as 18 million AMC customers immediately, almost a fifth of their audience. Deadline formerly reported that talks were in a dead stop which a final-minute solution was unlikely. Dish also informed customers that AMC had been changed with HDNet Movies on Funnel 130, Style on Funnel 128, and HDNet (that is changing into an entertainment and music funnel known as AXS.TV) on Funnel 131. Bloomberg stated AMC, the network behind Breaking Bad — that has its season premiere This summer 15 — The Walking Dead and Mad Males may have its channels removed by Dish and U-verse at 11:59 p.m. New You are able to time. AMC’s dispute with Dish involves costly lawsuit using the satellite provider’s former parent Cablevision, but AT&T would be a easy disagreement over carriage costs which can be resolved easier.
July 2, 2012 Monday at 2:00 pm