Just 10 days before the National Football League’s opening of its regular season and on the eve of the fall television season, Time Warner Cable and Walt Disney Co. have set a carriage agreement, reports the New York Post.
The agreement in principle means that Time Warner Cable customers will avoid a blackout of ESPN and ABC programs on the cable system, the story points out.
The current contract between the two companies expires on Thursday, a week before the NFL season opens in New Orleans with a match between the Saints and the Minnesota Vikings. Few details of the proposed deal are known, such as how much Disney was able to earn for ABC, the story says.
Both companies’ legal teams still need to review the terms, the article adds.
We’re guessing that Time Warner Cable customers around the country are congratulating themselves for getting tough and not rolling over.