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Cablevision Drops Tribune Stations

Aug 17, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Television stations owned by Tribune have been dropped by cable operator Cablevision, after the sides were unable to agree to a new distribution agreement, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Cablevision suspended Tribune’s stations at midnight Thursday, with the cable company saying in a statement that "Tribune and their hedge fund owners are demanding tens of millions in new fees" for stations such as WPIX-TV in New York.

Cablevision serves about 3 million customers, mostly in the New York City area. Other Tribune stations that got booted include WPHL-TV in Philadelphia and WCCT-TV in Connecticut.

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