On December 29, a provider of cable television services went on the attack, using the public — and the media — to curry favor in what appeared to be shaping up for the latest retransmission consent impasse of the season.
Verizon Fios started to notify its customers that they could lose some channels “in the coming days.” Those channels are owned by a Baltimore-based broadcast media company and include the ABC affiliate serving Boston.
The TV station owner declined comment, as negotiations continued.
Guess what? A new deal was reached before any “blackout” and another verbal battle impacting viewers was sparked.