DISH and WV Media took shots at each other after failure to reach an agreement, and frustrated subs flooded both companies with complaints about the loss of their programming, especially after severe storms hit the area Fri. Subs, meanwhile, were disappointed at both companies, judging from Facebook and Twitter comments. However, the DISH FB page remained dominated by complaints about loss of AMC Networks, with many fans worried about missing “The Walking Dead” preview coming this weekend and the season premiere of “Breaking Bad” on July 15.

Also in the July 6 issue of CableFAX Daily:

As expected, Earvin “Magic” Johnson-based Aspire joined Sky Angel’s FAVE TV, an Internet video service. The newly launched African-American focused channel is included in FAVE’s standard programming package on Channel 114 starting June 27.

Rainn Wilson, who plays the quirky character on NBC’s “The Office,” will sit down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey on “Super Soul Sunday” July 8 at 11am on OWN.

Nat Geo has shaken up the UFO genre a bit with “Chasing UFOs” (premiered June 29). Read more in this issue’s programmer’s page.

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Rogers, Shaw Get Final Green Light to Merge

Rogers officially has the go-ahead to purchase Shaw , thanks to a statement of approval from François-Philippe Champagne , Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry.

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