Fox News, Cablevision Make Carriage Deal

Oct 16, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Fox News Channel has come to a carriage agreement that will keep the channel on Cablevision systems for several more years.

Fox News will receive an average of more than 75 cents per subscriber over the course of the deal covering more than four years, industry sources said. No terms were announced Monday.

Under the old deal, signed when a fledgling Fox News was struggling to add subscribers, the news channel paid about 25 cents per subscriber to its cable carriers.

A spokesperson for Cablevision declined to comment on the deal but issued a statement saying, “We are happy with our new agreement with Fox News Channel.”

A Fox News spokesperson declined to comment on the specifics of the deal.

“We’ve enjoyed a good relationship with Cablevision and look forward to continuing our partnership,” Tim Carry, senior VP of Fox News affiliate sales, said in the announcement.