You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Fox extens retrans barter time

In a move to placate cablers, the Fox affiliate board of governors voted Wednesday to recommend extending retransmission-consent bargaining for 60 days with cable operators that have yet to commit to the company’s new basic cable network.

Stations and multisystem cable operators have been racing to meet an Oct. 6 deadline, but the two-month “status quo” period would permit operators to continue negotiating long-term carriage agreements while continuing to carry Fox affils free of charge.

So far, 13 MSOs serving 19 million subscribers have signed up for the new Fox cable web. Fox affil board chairman Gregg Filandrinos of KDNL, St. Louis, said several cable operators have voiced the need for time extensions.

More TV

  • TJ MillerWarner Bros. Pictures presentation at

    TJ Miller Denies Former 'Silicon Valley' Co-Star Alice Wetterlund's Bullying Claims

    In a move to placate cablers, the Fox affiliate board of governors voted Wednesday to recommend extending retransmission-consent bargaining for 60 days with cable operators that have yet to commit to the company’s new basic cable network. Stations and multisystem cable operators have been racing to meet an Oct. 6 deadline, but the two-month “status […]

  • Lyric McHenry Dead

    Reality TV Personality Lyric McHenry Found Dead at 26

    In a move to placate cablers, the Fox affiliate board of governors voted Wednesday to recommend extending retransmission-consent bargaining for 60 days with cable operators that have yet to commit to the company’s new basic cable network. Stations and multisystem cable operators have been racing to meet an Oct. 6 deadline, but the two-month “status […]

  • Cindy HollandNetflix Executive Address, TCA Summer

    TV News Roundup: Netflix VP Cindy Holland Among Three to Join TV Academy Board of Directors

    In a move to placate cablers, the Fox affiliate board of governors voted Wednesday to recommend extending retransmission-consent bargaining for 60 days with cable operators that have yet to commit to the company’s new basic cable network. Stations and multisystem cable operators have been racing to meet an Oct. 6 deadline, but the two-month “status […]

  • Simon Cowell Walk of Fame

    Simon Cowell to Be Honored With Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

    In a move to placate cablers, the Fox affiliate board of governors voted Wednesday to recommend extending retransmission-consent bargaining for 60 days with cable operators that have yet to commit to the company’s new basic cable network. Stations and multisystem cable operators have been racing to meet an Oct. 6 deadline, but the two-month “status […]

  • SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1738

    Featured Player Luke Null Expected to Leave 'Saturday Night Live'

    In a move to placate cablers, the Fox affiliate board of governors voted Wednesday to recommend extending retransmission-consent bargaining for 60 days with cable operators that have yet to commit to the company’s new basic cable network. Stations and multisystem cable operators have been racing to meet an Oct. 6 deadline, but the two-month “status […]

  • Designing Women

    The Diminishing Returns of TV Reboots and Revivals (Column)

    In a move to placate cablers, the Fox affiliate board of governors voted Wednesday to recommend extending retransmission-consent bargaining for 60 days with cable operators that have yet to commit to the company’s new basic cable network. Stations and multisystem cable operators have been racing to meet an Oct. 6 deadline, but the two-month “status […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content