The Newport Television-owned stations in Syracuse, Harrisburg, and Albany have been pulled from Verizon FiOS as the company was unable to reach a new retrans agreement with the cable provider before yesterday’s midnight deadline.
According to Newport executive Michael DiPasquale, the company has been “working diligently to reach a resolution in this matter.”
Adding more drama to the negotiations is the fact that FiOS customers will be unable to view a number of key NFL playoff games this weekend unless a new deal is reached. CBS-affiliate WHP and Fox-affiliate WXXA are set to carry games this weekend.
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