Fox, Suddenlink reach agreement
Let there be NFC playoff football on your TV today and "The Simpsons" on it tonight.
Suddenlink and News Corp./Fox reached a retransmission agreement in principle late Thursday night.
The companies extended their current contract another week while they work out the details of the deal, but it's safe to say that none of the Fox-owned channels will be pulled from Suddenlink's lineup anytime soon.
"We thank our customers for sticking with us during the negotiations and we're pleased we were able to finally reach an agreement that keeps the affected TV stations and cable networks available for them," said Pete Abel, Suddenlink's vice president of corporate communications.
Had the two not reached a deal and News Corp./Fox decided to pull its channels, Suddenlink customers in Kingman would've seen a blank screen on Nat Geo, FX, Fox Sports Arizona and the two Fox-owned Phoenix stations - KSAZ-10 and KUTP-MyNetworkTV.
Suddenlink was prepared to offer customers prorated rebates had the channels been pulled.
Any Suddenlink customer interested in staying up-to-date on these types of issues when they arise - as they often do - should visit the website SuddenlinkOnYourSide.com, which provides updates and possible outcomes for these types of negotiations.