We don’t know the exact terms of Time Warner Cable’s deal with AMC. But it’s a safe bet that the MSO’s programming Godfather Fred Dressler exacted his pound of flesh from the programmer, which lost a court ruling in July that gave TW the right to drop the net. It’s possible that AMC is getting a much lower license fee to stay on the basic tier. The spat dates back to when AMC decided not to show more contemporary movies rather than the classic films it promised in its contract. AMC filed suit against the MSO in Nov ’03, with Time Warner countersuing a month later.

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Many years ago, Cablefax: The Magazine bestowed NCTA’ s Rob Stoddard with its first “Nicest Guy in Cable” award. It’s a moniker that stuck, despite Stoddard’s humble protests, for reasons obvious to

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