AMC Nets claim DISH is threatening to drop its channels following a ruling last month that denied a pre-trial appeal in an ongoing Voom HD litigation. But DISH says it opted not to renew the nets solely based on their high price and low ratings, and that the Voom litigation is a separate matter. More on the programmer and DBS operator’s takes here.
 
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*For the 2nd year in a row, the number of TV households seems to be shrinking. Nielsen research shows the total number of TV HHs has declined 0.5%, with the hardest hit demo being kids 2-11.

*Travel Channel gm Andy Singer discusses this month’s “Destination Summer” initiative, redefining the brand and differentiating itself from competitors.

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