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.

Also in the July 2 issue of CableFAX Daily:

Ownership: The Supreme Court said “no” to big media companies in a ruling Fri that leaves the media ownership laws intact, opening the door for the FCC to continue its rule review.

IP video software developer Boxee and Comcast agreed on a method for showing encrypted cable programming on the startup’s set-tops, according to an FCC filing.

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.

TNT is giving “Dallas” a sophomore season next year. The new series, currently airing Wed nights, is averaging 6.9mln viewers. “Rizzoli & Isles” was renewed for a 4th season, with 15 eps ordered for ’13.

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