Charter Communications, locally known as Spectrum, has been in discussions with Tribune Broadcasting, the owner of WGN America to renew our carriage agreement. At 5 p.m., Eastern Time, on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, Spectrum’s agreement to carry Tribune’s channels expired. As a result, WGN America and all associated Video On Demand content are no longer available to Spectrum customers.
According to Shelley Winchenbach, director of government affairs Charter Communications, “Tribune asked for a dramatic increase in fees (200 percent) which we believe is completely unjustified. We regret the impact of Tribune’s decision, and we remain optimistic that this matter will be resolved quickly so our customers can again receive Tribune programming.”
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