AMC Signs with PanAmSat; LodgeNet with Disney

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AMC signed a 15-year transponder lease deal with PanAmSat Corp. for the company's Galaxy 1R satellite.

The bird is home to networks delivered by The Walt Disney Co., Fox, Time Warner Inc. and Viacom Inc., PanAmSat said.

In other news, LodgeNet Entertainment Corp. signed a deal to carry Disney On Demand programming in its 2,200 hotels nationwide.

The deal kicks off June 1, just in time for the summer travel season. Programming will include Playhouse Disney fare and Disney Channel original movies, and it will be updated monthly.