Skip to comments.Fox, Time Warner negotiations go beyond midnight deadline (3 hour extension)
Posted on 12/31/2009 9:11:24 PM PST by hole_n_one
Negotiations between Fox and Time Warner Cable continued beyond a midnight deadline.
The two television giants were negotiating over fees in Los Angeles. They had agreed to a three-hour extension beyond the deadline, Fox-owned WOFL-Channel 35 announced shortly before midnight.
Time Warner represents programming partner Bright House Networks, which serves 850,000 subscribers in Central Florida.
The three-hour extension means the Fox signal will stay on Bright House at least until 3 a.m. With no deal, Fox could go dark on Bright House as the new year begins. Fox later today will present the Sugar Bowl between Cincinnati and the University of Florida. For the last time, Tim Tebow will play as the Gators quarterback in the game.
A plea came from Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. He urged Fox and Time Warner Cable to agree to a temporary extension so customers service wouldnt be disrupted.
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No extension here. Fox just disappeared from Metrocast Cablevision in New Hampshire.
Let TV go dark.
Are you serious..WOW..thats awful. I thought this just affected Time Warner Cable..Is MetroCast Cablevision a sister company of TWC?
I think Metrocast buys its feeds from TWC.
All FOX channels are on DIRECTV plus NFL Channel.
I dropped TW 20 years ago and have never been happier.
Note: Fox News is still on the air. Just no Fox entertainment network, HD or regular.
3 hour extension?
woohoo! 3 whole hours.
I had DirecTV for 6 years, but combined with cable internet, the cost is $30 more per month.
Either Fox or Time Warner are full of cr@p.
The people being passed on more costs of cable would be also cr@p.
I don't know of Time Warner playing their own commercials over Fox's on cable. Does that happen? If not Fox is the one full of cr@p here.
I’m in Cali so Fox hasn’t been removed yet. If they do remove it, for sure we are gonna switch(No more Laker games, thats the last straw) but can’t decide between Directv and Dish..both look good and both come out being the same price, they just have different channels
HTime Warner in TX may lose Fox, that means no Spurs games on Fox Sports Network Southwest, and there will be lots of people switching from Time Warner. If it means no Jack Bauer on “24”, then I guess nobody will keep Time Warner.
Fox network and FNC still on in S.C.
Come Monday, I’m switching to Farmers Telephone Co-operative.
FNC will not be removed. They have nothing to do with it. Keep us posted since your on the east coast. So far only New Hampshire has had Fox blacked out
I was hoping to get FIOS here, but Verizon sold northern New England to FairPoint Communications and they are bankrupt. They won’t be installing any fiber optics in the foreseeable future.
To get Internet, I have to buy budget basic cable. The net, along with the BB cable is $75 a month. Add DirecTV HD and my cost is pretty high. I’ll watch 24 on the net.
Yup a few bucks more but I have never had an outage plus they have provided fine service when they went to HD.
“Cable is so yesterday!” :>)
I’m willing to pay $10/mo for ten channels of my choosing. Until then, $0.
See that’s the biggest problem.
If people could pick and choose their own channels so many of these useless channels I never watch would indeed go bankrupt.
I’d take... 4 major networks (Sports alone necessitates it.), ESPN, ESPN 2, Fox Sports Pittsburgh, FNC, History, TBS, TNT, USA, Sci Fi, Cartoon Network, Versus, Military Channel and BBC America, TV Land, Food Network are maybes. That’s all I’d really want.
The rest of the 100+ channels I get could disappear for all I care. I don’t need Lifetime, BET, MSNBC, CNBC, E!, CNN, Headline News, Disney, Nickelodeon, MTV/VH! or anything home shopping.
No impact here yet in WNY, but we’ll see....
I could care less if they re-sign for FOX En Espanol — just give me more free clear QAM (HD) channels.
I just lost the cooking and selling houses channels. I enjoyed them both. The only channels left that I like are Fox News and the Catholic channel, the latter runs a few hrs in the morning (which I don’t get to watch anyway) and then evening hrs. I’m thinking of canceling as I’m paying almost $70/mo.
I’m about to move to a different region of the US. The local cable company deal was amusing...99 channels for about $59 (no premium channels with the deal). I surveyed the 99 channels. To be honest...other than the History Channel, Fox News, and maybe Animal Planet...there was nothing else beyond the local region channels that I had an interest in. So I’m paying $59 for seven channels total? Logic escapes me how I can justify this much money for a couple of channels.
0130 Friday here in the DFW area. Fox broadcast station is still on. .......TW will be in a world of hurt if they don’t negotiate with Fox to keep airing that broadcast channel, as a Fox withdrawal would wipe out the Sugar Bowl this afternoon, the Cotton Bowl Saturday and the Eagles vs. Cowboys game Sunday afternoon.
Fox is the culprit in this game. Most of the other re-broadcasting firms only pay Fox around 25-30 cents per subscriber. Fox is wanting TW to pay $1 per subscriber, which is 3 to 4 times as much as the others.
Local ambulance chaser requested an injunction to force Fox to air the Sugar Bowl. It was denied.
I dunno. Fox is undeniably the most popular network and they want to start charging a premium. Perhaps TWC was first up for contract renewal.
If Fox can get it, more power to 'em. It will be refreshing after all the fascism we've seen the past year.
I'm really ticked about the cable BS here. Dufus ambulance chaser can stay out of it though!
You have Brighthouse? I dumped them in August for UVerse. Internet is not as fast but so far has been more reliable and the TV/DVR setup is light years ahead of BH. The $250 rebate certainly didn’t hurt either :-)
Fox has been getting about 30 cents per subscriber per month. Time Warner is offering them 50 -60 cents per subscriber, but Fox wants $1 each.
To each his own, VVV.
The ONLY things I ever watch on Fox broadcast is sports and House. CBS broadcast, in my opinion, is much better with the NCIS and CSI series, plus their spinoffs.
Does no good for any of us to debate which broadcast network is better than others. ....Bottom line is that Fox is trying to charge TW about 3-4 times as much as they charge other rebroadcasters.
btw....0330 here in DFW and Fox broadcast is still on.
According to TWC’s site, “rolloverorgettough,” the following are “being held hostage” (at least in my zip-code)
* Food Network
* Fox Reality Channel
* Fox Soccer Channel
* Fox Sports Net Midwest
* Fox Sports World Espanol
* Great American Country
* Speed Channel
I suspect that all the non-Fox channels are negotiating with TWC as well.
They did announce an extension for FOX & Great American Country. I can’t say anything about the others, since I don’t subscribe (except FoodTV, but I haven’t had a chance to check yet).
False alarm here. The Fox channels were moved from the odd location they were in to even odder channels.
Our local Fox channel 25 was moved from lo-res channel 2 to lo-res channel 6 (which used to be channel 6 in Portland, Maine now channel 2 where Fox 25 was)
The HD version was moved from 725(where it made sense) to 712 which makes no sense at all.
the only real diff bet directv and dish is you can sunday ticket on directv