Judge Intervenes in Charter-Univision Dispute, Orders Stations Back on the Air

Feb 2, 2017  •  Post A Comment

A judge has ordered Univision stations to be restored on Charter Communications systems, issuing a temporary restraining order as the companies continue their carriage standoff.

The move comes after Univision stations in 37 markets, including New York and Los Angeles, went off the air at midnight Tuesday, Variety notes.

“On Thursday, a New York Supreme Court judge ordered Univision’s O&O station signals restored to Charter systems for seven days while the sides fight it out in court,” Variety reports. “The judge’s order applies to Univision O&Os across all of the affected Charter markets. Most of the signals went back up on Charter systems Thursday evening.”

The report adds: “Univision noted that the judge’s order requires Charter to post a bond covering ‘the actual market value of Univision programming, rather than the inadequate rates that Charter Spectrum has been paying.’”

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