Tribune and Cablevision come to terms


Cablevision subscribers in five DMAs had local Tribune television stations restored to their channel lineups when a two-month dispute over retransmission consent fees was finally resolved.

The DMAs involved included New York, Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia and Hartford. Cablevision made special mention of its Connecticut customers in a statement.

“We are pleased to have reached agreement with Tribune to return its stations to Cablevision, particularly its FOX affiliate in Connecticut, the only source of FOX programming for about 50,000 of our customers.  We sincerely appreciate the patience of our customers as we worked to reach an agreement that is consistent with our focus on minimizing the impact of rising programming costs on cable rates.”

Terms of the deal, as per usual, were not released. It came in time for Cablevision customers to catch Sunday football action on Fox as well as a couple games from the Major League Baseball World Series.