First on TVNewser: Fox News Channel and Cablevision have inked a new, multi-year carriage agreement. The deal ensures that the news channel will remain in the cable company’s nearly three-million homes around the New York metropolitan area for the foreseeable future.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but on earnings calls over the last few quarters News Corp. COO Chase Carey has said he expects to maximize affiliate fees for FNC, comparing the network to ESPN in terms of whether it is a “must-carry” channel.
“We are pleased to have worked with Cablevision to reach a fair agreement that allows us to continue our partnership providing FOX News Channel programming to Cablevision customers,” said Tim Carry, vice president of affiliate relations for FNC, in a statement
The network was believed to be seeking carriage fees as high as $1.25 per subscriber per month. SNL Kagan estimates that the channel currently receives an average of $0.58 per subscriber per month, though those figures are often on the conservative side.
More information in the release, after the jump.