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DISH CEO doesn't know when you'll get AMC back, hopes you don't lose CBS

At an event today in New York City, DISH Network CEO Joseph Clayton announced that DISH will host a televised “War of the Words” between Glenn Beck, whose channel TheBlaze launched Sept. 12 exclusively on DISH, and Current TV’s Eliot Spitzer in Denver on Oct. 2 — the night before the first presidential debate is held there. Beck and Spitzer were on-hand, standing in a mock boxing ring, in their respective blue and red corners, but there were no oratorical fireworks. That is, until Clayton (pictured, right) took the opportunity to address some of DISH’s own disputes.

Asked if DISH’s 14 million subscribers would be seeing AMC Networks (including AMC, WE, IFC, and Sundance), which they’ve been without since July 1, anytime soon, Clayton told reporters, “Not that I’m aware of.” While AMC has argued the feud is really about a breach of contract suit it has against DISH over dropped VOOM HD channels with a Sept. 19 court date  — Clayton insists the fundamental issue is DISH’s core rural subscribers not wanting to pay for channels they don’t watch. “We would be amenable to looking at AMC, a channel that resonates with our total customer base, but not with all the hang-ons,” Clayton told EW. “Until we have a better alternative with not having to drag a lot of stuff with it, we don’t see anything on the near horizon. [But] never say never.” READ FULL STORY

Glenn Beck returns to TV on his very own channel

Jon Stewart, it’s time to dust off that chalkboard.

Former Fox News host Glenn Beck is returning to television on his very own 24-hour satellite channel: TheBlaze TV, named after the live streaming video arm of Beck’s website (formerly known as GBTV). Beck’s new venture launches on Dish Network today, which also happens to be TheBlaze TV online’s one-year anniversary. was launched two summers ago, before Beck left Fox in June 2011.

Beck’s video site has attracted over 300,000 paying subscribers, according to Blaze CEO Christopher Balfe. The TV channel will be available to Dish subscribers both as a part of the provider’s 250 channel package or as an à la carte purchase for $5 a month. In a letter on, Balfe hints that other providers will soon follow Dish’s lead.



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