Belo Squeezes Pennies Out of Charter Here and There. Well, Not Here. Not Yet.
Broadcasting & Cable brings the news that Belo Corp. and Charter Communications have reached a tentative deal that will keep the Dallas-owned stations on the cable carrier in three markets: St. Louis;
Messages have been left at the Belo mothership this morning, because signals are mixed this a.m.: On the one hand, there is no "tentative agreement reached" banner on the WFAA site, which you'll find on the other Belo-owned stations' homepages. Then again, Belo has taken down its page demanding that local suscribers pester Charter management into keeping the ABC affiliate on the air. Cable. How quaint. --Robert Wilonsky
Update: WFAA-Channel 8 says it too has reached a tentative agreement with Charter.