Spectrum customers lose KTLA, other stations as Tribune, Charter fail to sign contract

By Staff and news service reports

KTLA Channel 5 and dozens of other Tribune channels in the Charter/Spectrum coverage area have gone dark as a deadline stalls to sign a new contract.

Charter Communications Inc., the third largest-U.S. pay-TV provider, had a midnight deadline Dec. 31 to renew a programming agreement with Tribune Media Co. or potentially lose local stations in 24 markets including Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.

The companies came to a temporary agreement to continue coverage over the New Year’s Day holiday, keeping the Rose Parade on TV screens for 1.5 million viewers in Southern California.

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Source: OC Register

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