Spectrum and Tribune Media are in the middle of a contract negotiation and apparently things are going smoothly. The contract between the two ends on New Year’s Day, and they aren’t settled yet. That means that Spectrum customers could lose their Fox and CBS channels as soon as tomorrow. That includes programming like NFL Playoffs, NCAA Basketball and more.
The following statement from Tribune was published on Indy Star: “Despite our best efforts, Charter-Spectrum has not engaged in meaningful negotiations with us. We don’t want our viewers to experience any disruption of service or miss any programming, especially Tuesday’s Tournament of Roses Parade or next week’s NFL Playoffs,” Gary Weitman, Tribune Media’s senior vice president for corporate relations, said in a statement. “We remain ready to negotiate and continue to hope that Charter-Spectrum will reach an agreement with us at fair market rates for the programming offered by our TV stations and cable network, WGN America.”
However, Spectrum told Deadline, “We continue to negotiate with Tribune and hope to reach a fair agreement.” There was no update as of yesterday.