Washington, D.C. (September 20,
Could Dish subscribers get AMC back in their lineups sooner than
That's the question on the minds of legal observers today after
New York York Supreme Court Judge Richard Lowe urged Dish and
AMC Networks to discuss a possible settlement in their breach of
contract lawsuit, reports Deadline.com.
The judge postponed the case today until Monday because the
court couldn't locate enough prospective jurors for the
selection process. AMC Networks is suing Dish for $2.5 billion,
charging the satcaster with breach of contract for dropping
AMC's Voom Networks in 2007.
So what does this have to do with Dish and AMC, the channel?
Dish and AMC Networks failed to agree to a new programming pact
10 weeks ago, which forced Dish to remove AMC (the channel) and
its two sister channels, We TV and IFC. AMC Networks claims that
Dish was not sincere in reaching a new deal because it wanted to
use AMC, the channel, as leverage in possible settlement talks
in the Voom case.
As part of a settlement, the theory goes, AMC Networks might
agree to accept a lesser amount in damages if Dish agree to a
new deal to carry AMC the channel.
Could that happen by Monday? Some legal experts thinks Dish is
currently at a disadvantage so stay tuned.