Fox last night pushed its deadline for a carriage agreement with Charter one day forward until today.
Update: Fox pushes the Charter deadline until Wednesday; no blackout tonight.
The programmer, which revealed the new deadline at its web site, KeepMyNets.com, did not offer a reason for the one-day extension. Charter also did not issue a statement on the negotiations.
“Attention Charter Spectrum Customers – Including Former Time Warmer Cable and Bright House Networks customers. You May Lose Your Favorite Shows and Sports Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 11,” states KeepMyNets.com.
The two companies have been negotiating a new carriage agreement, but Fox has established a web site, Channels affected include FX, National Geographic, the Fox Sports channel, the Fox-owned regional sports channels, and Fox Deportes. (Pictured here: The Americans on FX.)
Fox News, the Fox Business Channel and the Fox-owned broadcast affiliates would not be affected; they are operating under a different carriage pact with Charter.
Fox and Charter and battling over carriage fees — how much the cable op should pay for Fox’s channels.
— Phillip Swann