National Consumers League

Times Warner Cable, Fox carriage dispute

December 31, 2009

Contact: Carol McKay, National Consumers League (412) 408-3688 or carolm@nclnet.org 

Washington, DC--In response to the carriage dispute between Times Warner Cable and Fox, the National Consumers League's Executive Director Sally Greenberg has issued the following statement:

We support Senator Kerry's effort to keep 4 million households, many of them minority households in California, New York, and Texas, from becoming collateral damage in the TWC-FOX carriage dispute. It is not necessary for screens to go blank for the parties to reach an agreement, nor should it be. We urge the parties to uphold their public interest obligations and keep signals on the air as negotiations continue.

For more information, contact Sally Greenberg at (202) 835-3323.