CHICAGO – Tribune Broadcasting and Charter Communications reached a deal early Friday morning restoring programming for millions of Spectrum subscribers.
The contract between Tribune Broadcasting and Spectrum expired on 2 January in the dispute over "return transfer fees". A fee provider (cable, satellite, etc.) pays TV channels to record channels in their broadcasting line.
The agreement reached on Friday restored the signal from 24 of Tribune Broadcasting's local television stations and the company's cable entertainment network, WGN America, to Spectrum's cable systems.
The companies made the following joint statement regarding the agreement:
"We are pleased to have reached an agreement to return Tribune Broadcasting's local television channels and WGN America to Spectrum customers and Spectrum viewers the Tribune. "
Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.