Saturday, January 2, 2010
Averting blackout, Fox and Time Warner OK pact
The two companies said last night that they'd agreed on new terms for a contract covering Fox Broadcasting stations in New York, Los Angeles, and other markets, The New York Times says, preventing a blackout of the weekend’s college bowl games in millions of homes. The Wall Street Journal's story is here. Neither of the companies is showing statements on their websites, however. The showdown with Time Warner Cable had threatened to cut off viewers from much-watch football bowl games this weekend, plus mainstays including The Simpsons.