A TV Network ‘Star’ Relents And Goes ‘Must Carry’ With Comcast


LOS ANGELES — In a significant about-face that could, at least for now, resolve a bitter three-year dispute with Comcast Corp., Burbank-based Liberman Broadcasting has elected for must-carry status for its three Estrella TV stations in the Houston, Denver, and Salt Lake City DMAs. The move means the Spanish-language broadcast network will be back on Comcast systems in the three markets come Jan. 1 after three difficult years for the broadcast media company.

Liberman, also known as LBI Media, made the election official on Sept. 27, by way of letters sent via certified mail to Comcast’s Philadelphia headquarters and the MVPD’s offices across the Houston, Denver and Salt Lake City markets. The letters were uploaded to the online FCC Public Inspection File on Oct. 2. 

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