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DISH Network and Voom Reach Settlement

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by tsmacro, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Oct 21, 2012 #1 of 205
    tsmacro

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    DISH Network and Voom Reach Settlement





    ENGLEWOOD, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 10/21/12 -- DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH)

    Terms call for DISH to pay $700 million in cash; DISH to receive certain wireless spectrum licenses
    DISH enters multi-year agreement to carry AMC, IFC, WE tv, Sundance Channel and Fuse; AMC channel broadcast resumes Sunday, October 21
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) announced today that its subsidiary, DISH Network L.L.C., has settled all of its pending litigation with Voom HD Holdings LLC.

    Terms of the settlement call for DISH Network to pay $700 million in cash. As part of the agreement, DISH will receive 500 MHz of wireless multichannel video distribution and data service ("MVDDS") spectrum licenses that cover a population of 150 million in 45 DMAs including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Philadelphia.

    As part of a separate, multi-year agreement, DISH will resume broadcast of the AMC channel Sunday, October 21. The AMC channel will be carried on DISH channel 131.

    "We are glad to have settled the case and reestablished our long-term relationships with AMC Networks and Cablevision," said Dave Shull, senior vice president of Programming at DISH. "This multi-year deal delivers a fair value for both parties and includes digital expansion opportunities for AMC Networks' programming."

    Other AMC Networks programming, including Sundance Channel, WE tv and IFC, will return to DISH Nov. 1. The Madison Square Garden Company's music-oriented Fuse channel will begin broadcast Nov. 1, as well.

    About DISH
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.061 million satellite TV customers, as of June 30, 2012, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation's subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers family entertainment to millions of customers around the world. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com




    Source: DISH Network
     
  2. Oct 21, 2012 #2 of 205
    phrelin

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    Darned! Now I've got to decide if I think I need to spend the $15 a month to jump back up to AT200. Problems, problems.:confused:

    Dish, you might be wise to offer a month free to sucker me in....:D
     
  3. Oct 21, 2012 #3 of 205
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    Charlie is going to have a ton of spectrum with this addition. Wonder what he'll do with it if the FCC doesn't give him what he wants?
     
  4. Oct 21, 2012 #4 of 205
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    AXS is still there for the moment which is a far, far, far better channel than AMC could ever hope to be. Wonder where it will go.
     
  5. Oct 21, 2012 #5 of 205
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    Well, the plan was to ax the Blockbuster streaming service because they couldn't get the spectrum. Now they have it. So maybe that is back on the table.
     
  6. Oct 21, 2012 #6 of 205
    James Long

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    AXS is also on 362 (for the Blockbuster package). It should remain there.
     
  7. Oct 21, 2012 #7 of 205
    donm

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    So, is AMC back on Dish today Oct 21st or going to be back Nov 1st? Maybe AMC is back Oct 21st today and all the other channels back Nov 1st? Does anyone know if AMC will be back in HD?
     
  8. Oct 21, 2012 #8 of 205
    crabtrp

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    lets get this thing back on before the walking dead tonight.
     
  9. Oct 21, 2012 #9 of 205
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    Heres hoping, streaming on a subpar net connection via illegal sites is kinda lame xD
     
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    Huh...this settlement leak is...I mean was as much of a mistake as the Google report being prematurely released...by mistake....Google tanked 9%.
    Looks like a AMC Dish deal....now if I can get the 9% back. :lol:
     
  11. Oct 21, 2012 #11 of 205
    James Long

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    As posted above:
    "DISH will resume broadcast of the AMC channel Sunday, October 21. The AMC channel will be carried on DISH channel 131."

    "Other AMC Networks programming, including Sundance Channel, WE tv and IFC, will return to DISH Nov. 1. The Madison Square Garden Company's music-oriented Fuse channel will begin broadcast Nov. 1, as well."

    AMC today, the rest on November 1st.

    The first episode of this season's TWD will air at 8pm ET right before the second episode. So there is probably a scramble at the uplink center to get the feed up, nice and public.
     
  12. Oct 21, 2012 #12 of 205
    Paul Secic

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    I'm suprizes we got FUSE back!
     
  13. Oct 21, 2012 #13 of 205
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    This is great news. I have been trying to decide if I should switch to Dish from Directv for the Pac 12 network but my favorite show is TWD. I will be ordering Dish as soon as I hear that AMC is in HD and I'm pretty sure it will be.
     
  14. Oct 21, 2012 #14 of 205
    kick4fun

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    Right now Channel 131 is in HD, so that is good news! They had AMC in HD before Directv did, so I'm pretty sure that's a done deal.
     
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    But AXS is there.... :confused:
    Update, sources say this day PM.
     
  16. Oct 21, 2012 #16 of 205
    dakeeney

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    Any word on what time AMC will be back?
     
  17. Oct 21, 2012 #17 of 205
    James Long

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    That one has been off for a while. The only other related networks, unmentioned in this press release, is MSG and MSG+. Adding those would lead to a channel shuffle as DISH gave away their channel numbers to PAC12 and the "collapsible channel" feature.

    No change in the uplink activity yet for AMC's return ... still watching the skies.

    AXS is on channel 362 in HD and SD. No lost content when DISH, as announced in their press release, puts AMC on channel 131.
     
  18. Oct 21, 2012 #18 of 205
    dakeeney

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    ::hurah: Hopefully before TWD is on. I'll try to get E1 recorded also. Ya think they will rerun the new season of HOW?
     
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    I'm hearing hookup will be this day PM. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Oct 21, 2012 #20 of 205
    dakeeney

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    No uplink activity yet on AMC.
     

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