Verizon, Spectrum disputes could blackout millions from NFL playoffs

By Washington Post

By Brian Fung, The Washington Post

Sports fans nationwide may soon find themselves cut off from some of the most anticipated televised football games of the year as massive media and television companies go to war with one another over the programming fees required to air those matches.

Beginning next week, TV customers on Verizon FiOS and Charter’s Spectrum service could be hit by widespread channel blackouts after the companies’ contracts with major programming giants expire.

Verizon’s 4.5 million TV customers could lose access to ESPN, Freeform and the Disney Channel and other networks belonging to Disney, as well as ABC affiliates based [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register Sports

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