Early Fireworks—Programmers and MVPDs Face Weekend Deadlines
DISH followed through with its threat to drop AMC Nets at midnight Sun, with customers losing AMC, IFC and WE. It dropped Sundance in May. The nets stayed on AT&T after midnight Sun as the 2 continued renewal discussions. Sun afternoon a new agreement was announced for AMC, IFC, Sundance and WE with AT&T. Time Warner Cable and Hearst reached an extension through July 9.
FX said Thurs’ premiere of “Anger Management” was the #1 scripted primetime comedy series debut in cable history among adults 18-49 (2.65mln). It drew 5.5mln total viewers, making it the most-watched series premiere ever for FX.