Fox4 is back on the air for KC-area Spec­trum cus­tomers

The Kansas City Star - - Fyi - BY MARK DAVIS [email protected]­star.com

Fox4 is back on the air in the homes of Spec­trum ca­ble cus­tomers in the Kansas City area af­ter more than a week’s ab­sence.

Spec­trum’s par­ent com­pany, Char­ter Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, and Fox4’s par­ent, Tri­bune Me­dia, were locked in a stand­off over con­tract terms that dis­rupted ser­vice across 24 mar­kets.

Fox4 is sched­uled to broad­cast NFC di­vi­sional play­offs games Satur­day and Sun­day. Spec­trum cus­tomers missed last week­end’s game be­tween the Seat­tle Sea­hawks and the Dal­las Cow­boys.

The con­tract dis­pute cen­tered on how much Char­ter would pay to carry Tri­bune Me­dia’s 33 sta­tions. Each side courted con­sumers’ sup­port, with Char­ter say­ing Tri­bune Me­dia wanted too much and Tri­bune Me­dia say­ing Char­ter had re­fused to ne­go­ti­ate.

News of a set­tle­ment ap­peared on Fox4’s web­site early Fri­day. It said the com­pa­nies did not dis­close terms of their new agree­ment.

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