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Originally posted by rcwj1975
reply to post by the_denv
But atleast FOX puts other viewpoints on their programs. I haven't watched CNN in years, do they even bring on right wingers to debate or talk anymore to say their peice?
Originally posted by Walkswithfish
Fox consistently generates higher ratings, and wants more money.
Originally posted by DeathShield
reply to post by rcwj1975
I tell my dad this all the time. " you know the world has gotten bad when fox news is actually one of the most fair news stations in the USA"
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
Does this mean that only Time Warner Customers will be without?
I have DirectTV, so it seems like those not using TW will still see it.
Or am I missunderstanding?
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Time Warner Cable Inc said it is willing to go to arbitration with News Corp's Fox Networks to avoid losing some of Fox's channels if the companies fail to agree on a new carriage deal.
But News Corp turned down the proposal, arguing that the issue needs to be settled at the bargaining table.
In a letter to U.S. Senator John Kerry, Time Warner Cable Chief Executive Glenn Britt said his company will agree to interim steps to preserve consumers' uninterrupted access to Fox programing after the current agreement expires on December 31.
Britt was responding to a December 22 letter from Kerry that urged a swift resolution and suggested that, in the absence of an agreement, Fox allow Time Warner Cable to continue transmitting programing through the college bowl football season either under current terms or terms that can be retroactively applied after a deal is reached.
Kerry, in his role as chair of the Senate Commerce subcommittee on communications, technology and the Internet, suggested that two sides take their dispute to arbitration. Britt welcomed that proposal.
"We are willing to commence an arbitration proceeding immediately before the FCC (Federal Communications Commission)," said Britt. "And to prevent any disruption to consumers while the proceeding is pending, we would enter into an interim agreement with Fox."
But News Corp Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey said the arbitration looks to the past rather than the future. He said in earlier internal memo to staff that the two companies had been in fruitless talks for months and it was now likely the Fox stations would go off air.
"We respectfully believe these discussions do not belong in the hands of a third party," Carey wrote in response to Kerry. "We believe the appropriate solution is for Time Warner Cable and Fox to negotiate a fair and mutually beneficial deal."