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TV Companies Make Nice

Posted by wlpo on January 8, 2010

An ugly negotiations battle between Mediacom and Sinclair Broadcasting has ended with the sides coming to an agreement yesterday.

As the dispute went on, three local channels in Illinois were in danger of going dark including WYZZ, a fox affiliate in Peoria.  WYZZ is channel 14 on local cable in the Ottawa-Streator area.  That station along with ABC stations in Champaign or Springfield could’ve been shut out from Mediacom subscribers if a new contract wasn’t reached.

As part of the agreement, Mediacom agreed to drop its complaint that Sinclair hadn’t been negotiating in good faith.

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