Charter Dispute With California City Finally Ends


On June 8, Charter Communications agreed to a new retransmission fee pact with the Brian Brady-led Northwest Broadcasting, ending a nasty four-month “blackout” of its stations in markets including El Centro, Calif., and Yuma, Ariz.

While that battle ended, a court challenge pitting Charter against the city of El Centro lived on. On Friday, a resolution finally arrived — just in time for the nation to turn its attention to Albany, N.Y., where the state Public Service Commission voted 3-0 to rescind its approval of Charter Communications’ merger with Time Warner Cable.

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