AMC Networks said Monday that it has temporarily extended a carriage deal with Time Warner Cable as the two sides negotiate a renewal of the contract that expires at midnight tonight.An AMC rep wouldn’t specify the time earmarked to reach a new deal to keep AMC, IFC, WeTV and Sundance Channel on Time Warner systems but said it was reasonable, not day-to-day. Time Warner is the nation’s second largest cabler with more than 12 million subscribers. Time Warner Cable chairman Glenn Britt has taken a hard line in carriage renewals. At a conference in early December, he warned programmers not to expect “a free lunch,” and he has already announced plans to drop arts network Ovation.
AMC Networks, Time Warner Cable extend carriage talks
Current deal would expire at midnight