Verizon has reached a deal with Tegna that returns four of Tegna’s stations to Verizon’s FiOS pay TV lineup. The five stations included:
- WUSA CBS (509 HD / 9 SD) in Washington D.C.
- WPMT FOX (504 HD / 4 SD) in York/Harrisburg/Lancaster/Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
- WVEC ABC (513 HD / 13 SD) in Hampton/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Virginia.
- WGRZ NBC (502 HD / 2 SD) in Buffalo/Niagara Falls, New York and Toronto/Niagara Falls, Ontario.
- WCCT CW (491, 516 HD / 16 SD) in Waterbury/Hartford/New Haven, Connecticut.
The four stations had been removed from FiOS TV on Tuesday, Jan. 5 and were added back onto FiOS TV on Saturday morning. in a dispute over retrans money.
"Good news! We’ve been able to reach an agreement with Tegna to restore their channels on Fios TV," Verizon announced in a short statement on its landing page Saturday. "We appreciate your patience during these talks, and we thank you for your support."
Tom has covered the broadcast technology market for the past 25 years, including three years handling member communications for the National Association of Broadcasters followed by a year as editor of Video Technology News and DTV Business executive newsletters for Phillips Publishing. In 1999 he launched digitalbroadcasting.com for internet B2B portal Verticalnet. He is also a charter member of the CTA's Academy of Digital TV Pioneers. Since 2001, he has been editor-in-chief of TV Technology (www.tvtechnology.com), the leading source of news and information on broadcast and related media technology and is a frequent contributor and moderator to the brand’s Tech Leadership events.
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