Monday, December 22, 2008 , Updated 9:52 a.m., December 30, 2008
UPDATED: Charter Communications customers may no longer receive WFAA-TV (ABC/Channel 8)
WFAA is demanding money for something that's always been free. Geez, wonder what the problem is?
WFAA Channel 8 and Charter Communications may have reached an impasse meaning no more ABC programming for Charter cable customers. Though local channels have traditionally been carried for free on cable, that trend is changing. WFAA is now asking for about a penny a day per subscriber to run local news and sports and national ABC programming through the cable provider. Charter, which is quick to point out that said programming is offered for free online and over the air, is currently refusing WFAA's request, claiming it wants to avoid measures that will raise costs for customers.
Local McDreamy and McSteamy fan clubs have already begun to organize and are collecting pitchforks and machetes, should the need arise.
Update: Belo and Charter have apparently come to an agreement. Citizens of Tarrant County, however, have not yet come to an agreement on which of the two corporations they hate more.
Posted by Erin; Updated by Laura S.