AMC Networks and Cablevision have finally settled their long standing legal dispute with Dish, which means that Dish's 14 million viewers will be able to tune into the all-new second episode of The Walking Dead Season 3 tonight when it airs at 8/9c.
Dish and AMC entered into a long-standing legal battle over carriage negotiations, with the network being pull from the cable provider on July 1st. Other channels also pulled from Dish's line-up included WE, IFC, Fuse, and the Sundance Channel, all of which will resume broadcasting on November 1st. Dish is set to pay over $700 million in cash for this new distribution deal.
Dish's senior vice president of programming Dave Shull had this to say.
"We are glad to have settled the case and re-established our long-term relationships with AMC Networks and Cablevision. This multi-year deal delivers a fair value for both parties and includes digital expansion opportunities for AMC Networks' programming."
The first episode of The Walking Dead's third season was made available to Dish subscribers via the AMC website. Tonight's episode "Sick" finds Hershel on the brink of death while the rest of the survivors must deal with a new threat inside the prison.