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#1 OFFLINE   tsmacro

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:05 PM

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




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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:08 PM

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

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:20 PM

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.


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?

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:26 PM

DISH will resume broadcast of the AMC channel Sunday, October 21. The AMC channel will be carried on DISH channel 131.


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.
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:27 PM

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?


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.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:29 PM

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.

AXS is also on 362 (for the Blockbuster package). It should remain there.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:33 PM

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?

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:34 PM

lets get this thing back on before the walking dead tonight.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:35 PM

lets get this thing back on before the walking dead tonight.


Heres hoping, streaming on a subpar net connection via illegal sites is kinda lame xD

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:39 PM

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:
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:47 PM

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?

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.

lets get this thing back on before the walking dead tonight.

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.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:47 PM

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




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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:51 PM

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.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:01 PM

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.


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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Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:05 PM

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.

But AXS is there.... :confused:
Update, sources say this day PM.

Edited by 356B, 21 October 2012 - 02:10 PM.
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:06 PM

Any word on what time AMC will be back?

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:07 PM

I'm suprizes we got FUSE back!

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.

But AXS is there.... :confused:

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.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:10 PM

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.


::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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Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:12 PM

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.

I'm hearing hookup will be this day PM. :rolleyes:
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:12 PM

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.


No uplink activity yet on AMC.




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