Looks Like FOX Will be Pulled for Time Warner Customers
Beginning Friday, Time Warner Cable customers may not have access to their favorite shows like the Simpsons, Glee, Fringe and even the Sugar Bowl on its various channels. The two companies have yet to reach an agreement on the per subscriber reimbursement fee. "FOX wants up to 50% more per subscriber compared to the other major networks fees and Time Warner isn't happy about that," explained LAist's TV Junkie Tom Lewis in Monday's column. "Unless you want your fee to get a non-significant hike, you shouldn't be happy about it either."
Time Warner today said they want to go into arbitration to settle the fee dispute, but FOX has not answered yet.
In an internal memo picked up by the LA Times, News Corp. President and COO Chase Carey wrote "At this time, it looks like we will not reach an agreement and our channels may very well go off the air in Time Warner Cable systems at midnight tomorrow, December 31." Ouch, but at least you can watch many FOX shows on Hulu.