Just in time for a big weekend of NFL playoff action, Tribune Media and Charter Communications have come to terms on a new retransmission and carriage deal, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The agreement returns Tribune Broadcasting’s local TV stations and WGN America to Spectrum’s cable systems, ending a blackout that had been going on since Jan. 2.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
THR cites a spokesperson for Tribune Media who confirmed that the accord covers 33 local TV stations in 24 markets across the U.S. and carriage of WGN America, Tribune’s cable entertainment network.
The spokesperson is quoted saying: “Everything is being restored to Spectrum’s cable systems as fast as possible. Our viewers will be able to watch this weekend’s NFL playoffs, the Critics’ Choice Awards and next week’s premiere of ‘Roswell, New Mexico.'”