Thursday, December 31, 2009

Fox ready to pull the plug

America's two most favorite Christian men may get pulled off the airways today. That's right Ned Flanders and Tim Tebow might be "unavailable" due to the continuing fight between Fox and Time Warner Cable. And this means some of us, or even many of us, won't be able to watch Tebow's last game as a Gator. Where is Bizarro Tebow when you need him?

Full story here.

It looks like Fox is ready to pull the plug on Time Warner Cable.

News Corp. President Chase Carey told staffers it looks like the two sides "will not reach an agreement and our channels may very well go off the air in Time Warner Cable systems" Thursday.

The warning followed a day of negotiations between the two corporate giants, who were planning to talk right up to the deadline.

Time Warner Cable chairman Glenn Britt told Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) in a letter it would agree to use binding arbitration or sign an interim agreement to keep Fox on.

"We continue to hope that Fox won't punish our customers by taking their programming away while we continue to negotiate," Time Warner Cable spokeswoman Maureen Huff said.

Carey ruled out an extension, saying it would only allow the cable company to reap more profits from Fox programming.

The two sides have been battling over how much TWC should pay Fox to offer those channels to subscribers.

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