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The Ticker: Fox News, King, NBC News/TV One

  • Fox News and Time Warner Cable have struck a long-term affiliation agreement after weeks of negotiations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the Los Angeles Times reports Fox News will get upwards of $1 per subscriber for the first year, with subsequent increases to follow.
  • As the political conventions get closer, CNN national campaign correspondent John King is profiling the potential GOP vice-presidential picks. “The Contenders” series kicks off with former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty today on “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”
  • NBC News is partnering with TV One, a news and entertainment channel for Black viewers, for special coverage of the election and the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. The “TV One: One Vote Matters” coverage, the first joint effort between the two organizations, will be anchored by NBC’s Craig Melvin, who will be joined by TVOne host and CNN contributor Roland Martin.
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