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Fox/Time Warner: A Deal Is Done
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Posted on 01/01/2010 4:28:52 PM PST by My Favorite Headache

Fox, Time Warner: A Deal Is Done ShareThis EMAIL PRINT vote nowBuzz up! By Josef Adalian Published: January 01, 2010

Peace is at hand in the standoff between Time Warner Cable and Fox, with both sides announcing a new carriage deal after marathon negotiations that streched into the New Year.

No word yet on how close Time Warner came to meeting Fox's $1 per subscriber request.

Here's the release just issued by both companies:

The Fox Networks Group and Time Warner Cable announced today that they have agreed in principle to a comprehensive distribution agreement to provide more than 13 million households with programming from Fox Television Stations, Fox Broadcasting (FOX), Fox Cable Networks and Fox’s regional sports networks. The deal also includes carriage agreements for Bright House Networks’ 2 million additional subscribers.

"We're pleased that, after months of negotiations, we were able to reach a fair agreement with Time Warner Cable -- one that recognizes the value of our programming,” said Chase Carey, Deputy Chairman, President and COO, News Corporation.

“We’re happy to have reached a reasonable deal with no disruption in programming for our customers,” said Glenn Britt, Chairman, President and CEO, Time Warner Cable.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cable; fox; timewarner

1 posted on 01/01/2010 4:28:53 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

So did Time Warner “roll over” or “get tough?”

FART


2 posted on 01/01/2010 4:31:40 PM PST by Mister Muggles (.Seattle: A city full of Liberal men with vaginas.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Guess that means my cable is going up again, great : (


3 posted on 01/01/2010 4:33:42 PM PST by mykdsmom
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To: Mister Muggles
So did Time Warner “roll over” or “get tough?”

Does Ted Turner still own lots of Time Warner?

4 posted on 01/01/2010 4:33:48 PM PST by BAW (million - billion - trillion - broke.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I don’t care. I’m just glad I don’t have to mess with changing to dish... cause, hey, Cowboys and Jack.


5 posted on 01/01/2010 4:34:00 PM PST by altura
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To: My Favorite Headache

First thing I did when I turned on the TV this morning was to check the Fox high-def channel to see if it was there. When I saw it was business-as-usual, I knew Time Warner must have either met Fox’s demands or put forth a really good counteroffer.

Now I’ll have to check my bills over the next few months and see if there are any price increases that TWC will try to pass on to the customers.


6 posted on 01/01/2010 4:34:26 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( Palin/Beck 2012 ))))
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To: My Favorite Headache

I would gladly pay a buck a month to guarantee I get FOX

With Time Warner and all the other big name news organization working behind their back to bad mouth FOX news, I dont blame them


7 posted on 01/01/2010 4:37:55 PM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: BAW
Does Ted Turner still own lots of Time Warner?

Not a cent. After he was forced out as a VP, he gradually sold off all the shares he owned from the sale of Turner Broadcasting to Time Warner.

He was too prone to crazy talk which made the suits uncomfortable. They got rid of him when they had the chance so Ted sold all his shares which is one reason the stock proce stayed so low for so long.

8 posted on 01/01/2010 4:41:32 PM PST by OrangeHoof ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Bend over suckahs".)
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To: OrangeHoof

It should also be noted that Time Warner, Inc. no longer owns Time Warner Cable. Time Warner Cable is a stand-alone company on the NYSE. I think Time Warner does own stock in TWC but not controlling interest.


9 posted on 01/01/2010 4:47:50 PM PST by OrangeHoof ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Bend over suckahs".)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Glad we only watch TV online.


10 posted on 01/01/2010 4:48:46 PM PST by TheStickman
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To: Mr. K

“I would gladly pay a buck a month to guarantee I get FOX”

You and me both.

I have sat and if I didn’t get FOX, I would shut it all down.


11 posted on 01/01/2010 4:52:19 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First Failed Black Pres-dent.....)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Now to get Cablevision and Scripps to make a deal, I miss HGTV and The Food Network :(.


12 posted on 01/01/2010 4:53:23 PM PST by Ballygrl
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To: altura
I’m just glad I don’t have to mess with changing to dish...

Me too. I was ready to get CaptiveWorks 400HD so I can be able to watch almost anything from the sky even the Predator unencrypted downlink, LOL.

Had TWC cut off Fox it would have backfired.

13 posted on 01/01/2010 4:53:48 PM PST by wannabegeek
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To: wannabegeek

Our Comcast Cable now has 4 latino stations, 2 gay stations, and 1 GREEN station.


14 posted on 01/01/2010 5:00:50 PM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: My Favorite Headache

Just glad a deal is done. I hate TWC but my Mom did not want to switch unless it was absolutely necessary. I will get a digital box for my room so that I can have the three channels that I lost, back, plus when I get my new HD TV, I will get an HD DVR so that I can pause live TV. Maybe now with all this crap that went on, Time Warner will have some promotions.


15 posted on 01/01/2010 5:05:14 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Mister Muggles
So did Time Warner “roll over” or “get tough?”

Yeah...as their propaganda stated was the choice.....

16 posted on 01/01/2010 5:06:54 PM PST by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: mykdsmom

..................Guess that means my cable is going up again, great : (........................

Hey, down here in Texas we only have one cable operator. (plus sucky satellite).

Our cable + internet costs us $148/month. So what’s another buck to these ripoff con artists!


17 posted on 01/01/2010 5:07:01 PM PST by Noob1999 (LOOSE LIPS, SINK SHIPS)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Hey Sarah I guess we are good for a while huh? :o)


18 posted on 01/01/2010 5:08:31 PM PST by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: Noob1999
Our cable + internet costs us $148/month.

Wow and I was complaining about 100 / month!

19 posted on 01/01/2010 5:09:51 PM PST by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: Niteflyr

Yep, but I still hate Time Warner Cable..they are horribly overpriced and we don’t get crap in return, but at least I will be able to enjoy the Laker game tonight :-)


20 posted on 01/01/2010 5:11:45 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Noob1999

148 bucks a month..DAMN, for that price you better be getting every pay channel known to man


21 posted on 01/01/2010 5:12:49 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Ballygrl

My wife is going through withdrawals!


22 posted on 01/01/2010 5:14:35 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Niteflyr
Our cable + internet costs us $148/month. Wow and I was complaining about 100 / month!

$170 a month here, but that also includes phone service.

23 posted on 01/01/2010 5:16:45 PM PST by Ballygrl
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To: TheStickman

me too


24 posted on 01/01/2010 5:31:22 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: mykdsmom
"Guess that means my cable is going up again, great : ("

Same here, and I don't even watch any Fox programming.

25 posted on 01/01/2010 5:58:46 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Incorrigible

I’m getting cranky too LOL.


26 posted on 01/01/2010 5:59:06 PM PST by Ballygrl
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To: My Favorite Headache
It must have been the threats from John Kerry (D-Vietnam) that scared them into agreeing on a deal.

-PJ

27 posted on 01/01/2010 6:01:24 PM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: Noob1999

Time Warner is the only cable company in my area, I think it’s pretty much that way across the country though. We do have 2 satellite options but they are still more expensive than cable, last time I checked. We pay about $135 a month and that is w/o any pay channels.


28 posted on 01/01/2010 6:50:52 PM PST by mykdsmom
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
No word yet on how close Time Warner came to meeting Fox's $1 per subscriber request.

29 posted on 01/01/2010 6:50:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year!)
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To: mykdsmom

[[Guess that means my cable is going up again, great : (]]

It also means that practically every other network is now goign to renegotiate their prices, so expect prices to go up steadily in the next year


30 posted on 01/01/2010 7:45:29 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Sarah Barracuda; All

You know, you can get FOX News and FOX Business, along with many other channels, over the internet from a Christian-founded company for about $20 a month.

SkyAngel
http://www.skyangel.com/home/default.aspx#


31 posted on 01/01/2010 8:05:14 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Oh snap, I know J. Kerry is jumping for you......


32 posted on 01/01/2010 8:27:45 PM PST by cranked
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