Channels May Go Dark on TWC
Cable companies and TV stations have been brawling over how much the former should pay the latter for the right to carry their content. This time the warring parties are Time Warner Cable and Sinclair, owner of 33 stations in 21 markets including CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox affiliates. The channels may go dark on cable as early as this coming weekend.
But there's a twist. The Fox network has agreed to provide TWC with a signal if the local station withholds it. That's because its parent, News Corp., already has a retransmission agreement with TWC.
Will the channels go dark? It actually happened several months ago when Cablevision viewers temporarily lost Fox and other networks just as the World Series was getting underway.
See Associated Press.