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U-Verse settles with AMC Networks

July 2, 2012

By Chris Forrester

An 11th hour agreement was reached over the weekend which kept AMC network’s bouquet of channels on air with AT&T’s U-Verse subscribers.

Terms were not revealed but both parties to the squabble, which had threatened to bar viewers wanting to watch AMC’s Mad Men series, said that a “fair distribution agreement” had been reached.

However, there’s – as yet – no similar agreement in place for viewers to EchoStar’s Dish Network. Indeed, if anything that dispute is getting more series now that Dish has substituted AMC’s channels with its own film offerings. AMC’s channel carriage agreement with Dish expired on June 30th, and AMC’s channels went dark.

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