CHICAGO – Tribune Broadcasting and Charter Communications reached an agreement early Friday morning, restoring programming to millions of Spectrum subscribers.
The contract between Tribune Broadcasting and Spectrum expired on 2 January, in a dispute over "relay commissions" – a provider of paid services (cable, satellite, etc.) pays to broadcasters to include channels in the their transmission.
The agreement reached on Friday restores the signal of 24 local broadcasting stations of the Broadcasting Tribune and the transportation of the company's cable entertainment network, WGN America, to the Spectrum cable systems.
The companies released the following joint statement on the agreement:
"We are delighted to have reached this agreement that will return the local broadcasters of Tribune Broadcasting and WGN America to Spectrum customers and Tribune viewers . "
The specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.