Subscribers to AT&T’s U-Verse service didn’t miss a minute of programming from AMC, We tv and IFC. The cable overbuilder announced late Thursday that it had come to terms with Cablevision’s Rainbow Media to keep the three networks, hours after the previous contract had expired.
“We are happy to report that AMC, IFC and WE tv will remain on AT&T U-verse TV. We’re very satisfied that we were able to reach the fair deal we wanted for our customers — one that includes the right content, across platforms, at prices that are in line with the marketplace, and that helps us with important strategic content initiatives. We are very grateful to our customers for their support,” said AT&T in a statement. No financial details were made available.
“We’re pleased to have reached an agreement with AT&T for AMC, WE tv, IFC and Sundance Channel that truly recognizes the value of our networks. We look forward to continuing our partnership with AT&T and are excited to continue to bring their subscribers our award-winning programming, including the new season of AMC’s Mad Men on Sunday, July 25,” said a separate statement from Rainbow.
The two companies had previously blamed each other for the contract stalemate, but now all that is forgotten.