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‘Walking Dead’ returns on Dish as AMC reaches settlement

This undated publicity phoprovided by AMC shows zombie scene from AMC's TV show 'The Walking Dead' Seas3 Episode 1. The

This undated publicity photo provided by AMC shows a zombie in a scene from AMC's TV show, "The Walking Dead," Season 3, Episode 1. The show airs Sundays at 9 p.m. EST on AMC. (AP Photo/AMC, Gene Page)

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Updated: November 23, 2012 6:18AM

Denied AMC since June, Dish Network subscribers joined the rest of the nation in feasting on the zombie adventures of “The Walking Dead” Sunday night.

Dish restored the channel as part of a court settlement. AMC’s other channels — IFC, Sundance and We TV — will return later.

Dish agreed to pay $700 million in cash to Cablevision Systems Corp. and AMC Networks, $80 million of which is in consideration for the purchase of Cablevision’s multichannel video and data distribution services licenses in 45 metropolitan areas in the U.S.

Cablevision had sued Dish for more than $2.5 billion in damages for cutting short a deal to carry AMC’s Voom HD service.

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