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AMC Networks is taking on AT&T. In an FCC complaint, the programmer claimed that AT&T is attempting to cause severe harm to AMC and AMC+ for the benefit of AT&T-owned TNT and HBO. Signs of more potential programming squabbles could be seen in 2Q20 earnings reports. DISH's Charlie Ergen said he thinks programmers should re-evaluate how much they should charge linear TV operators to carry their channels.

AMC Networks has filed an FCC complaint against AT&T claiming that the latter has put forth “discriminatory” terms in talks to renew their carriage agreement. Read More »
  DISH chmn Charlie Ergen thinks there’s no time like the present to re-evaluate how much programmers should charge linear TV operators to carry their channels. Read More »
  WarnerMedia’s anime streamer Crunchyroll crossed 3mln paid subs last week, a major milestone for the niche AVOD. Cablefax spoke with gm Joanne Waage. Read More »
  Lifetime is the latest to tackle the story of Jeffrey Epstein’s Ponzi scheme, but docuseries “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein” centers on the survivors of his predatory behavior and the pain they carry. Read More »
  There’s a time bomb ticking in the background regarding what’s going on right now with TikTok, and it could have major implications for telecommunications policy for many years to come. Read More »
  Internal growth is an enormous part of culture at Charter/Spectrum, as shown by the estimated 90% of supervisor and lead positions that are promoted from within its call center employee population. Read More »
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