MVPD programming from Scripps Networks, including HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, are once again available to subscribers of the AT&T U-verse program service. In an unusual negotiation tactic, AT&T, not Scripps Net, decided to disrupt service, but the loss lasted less than three days.
As usual, terms were not disclosed, but execs from both companies were happy with the results.
“After the initial impasse, both sides took quick action to work toward a constructive solution. We especially appreciate our loyal viewers and AT&T U-verse customers for their patience. These situations are never easy, and everyone regrets that the viewers were caught in the middle,” said John Lansing, president of Scripps Networks. “After the initial impasse, both sides took quick action to work toward a constructive solution. We especially appreciate our loyal viewers and AT&T U-verse customers for their patience.”
Brian Shay, senior vice president of AT&T U-verse, said, “It was important to us on behalf of our customers to come to a positive resolution as quickly as possible. We appreciate everyone’s willingness to make that happen, working diligently over the weekend, so the situation wasn’t prolonged, and we thank our customers for their support and patience while we reached a fair deal.”