Saturday, January 2, 2010

Everyone's happy...for now


Corporate gamesmanship over....until next time.

Time Warner, Fox resolve fee dispute
By Ryan Nakashima - Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — The Fox television network and Time Warner Cable reached a programming deal in principle on Friday, after leaving millions of people in the lurch about whether they'd be able to see an anticipated college football bowl game and other shows on cable TV.

Fox had threatened to force Time Warner Cable and another cable TV provider, Bright House Networks, to drop the Fox broadcast signal from 14 of its TV stations and half a dozen of its cable channels as a contract expired at midnight Thursday.

But signals were extended into Friday as talks continued, allowing more than 6 million cable subscribers in New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, Fla., and other markets to tune into the Sugar Bowl and other programming.

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