Yesterday, we reported that DISH Network customers are no longer able to receive certain network TV stations in Washington because of a contract dispute with Fisher Communications. Today’s news is that St. Louis-based Charter Cable will no longer provide its customers with KING-TV’s signal because of – wait for it – a contract dispute.
Charter, which provides service to Eastern Washington households, is set to drop KING on Dec. 31. Dallas-based Belo Corp., which owns KING, wants more cash.
KING issued a news release accusing Charter of not seeing the value in offering KING’s signal to its subscribers.
[UPDATE]-- The Puget Sound Business Journal reported on Dec. 29 that Charter and Belo have reached a tentative agreement that will allow Central Washington viewers to keep watching KING-5.