By now we should be used to cable companies being in disputes with networks. Well it looks like there is another big one that will affect nearly 17 million Charter Communications customers. They are trying to work out an agreement with NBCUniversal’s network which owns channels like Bravo, USA, NBC Sports, etc.
If the two companies do not come to an agreement by Sunday night, there is a good chance that the customers will be missing the big Sunday Night Football game that is between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions.
The NBC stations that are in the Green Bay and Detroit area will not be losing the NBC channel so they don’t need to worry about missing the game.
NBC Universal did release a statement:
“NBCUniversal values its partnership with Charter Spectrum, our third largest distributor. Charter Spectrum has been unyielding in its demand for terms superior to those agreed to by the rest of the industry, including larger distributors. Given this position, we feel the responsibility to inform viewers that Charter Spectrum may drop NBCUniversal’s networks at the end of the year, including NBC, Telemundo, USA, Bravo and hit shows including the #1 show on TV — Sunday Night Football, WWE, the Golden Globes, This Is Us and more.”
If you want to know the latest information on the situation you can head over to DeliverMyShows.com.
As of Sunday night they NBCUniversal and Charter have extended the deadline. So that means everyone can watch the Sunday Night Football Games and there are no blackouts.
Editor: Antonia Villalon
Source: USA Today.com – “Charter-NBC dispute could black out 17 million”
Photo Credit: NBCUniversal and Charter Spectrum