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Broadcaster Sues Cable Operator in Carriage Fight

Jul 8, 2016  •  Post A Comment

One of the country’s largest cable operators has been hit with a lawsuit accusing it of refusing to negotiate a renewal agreement. TVNewsCheck reports that the suit was filed by Univision against Charter Communications.

Charter recently acquired Time Warner Cable to become the country’s second-largest cable company.

Univision filed the suit today in New York Supreme Court, saying in a statement that it “had no alternative because Charter has outright refused to negotiate a renewal agreement with Univision. Charter insists that the contract Univision had with Time Warner Cable is controlling, rather than its own contract with Univision.”

The statement adds: “Charter bases this argument on the preposterous theory that as a result of the merger, Time Warner Cable, rather than Charter, is managing all these cable systems.”

A Charter spokesman reportedly told The Wall Street Journal: “We have a long-term contract with Univision, and we expect them to honor it.”

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