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[01/01/10 - 04:26 PM]
FOX Networks Group and Time Warner Cable Strike Comprehensive Deal to Distribute FOX Broadcast Stations, National Cable and Regional Sports Networks
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

[via press release from FOX]

Fox Networks Group and Time Warner Cable Strike Comprehensive Deal to Distribute Fox Broadcast Stations, National Cable and Regional Sports Networks

Agreement Provides Continued Uninterrupted Access to Programming

Deal Includes Bright House Networks

LOS ANGELES -- The Fox Networks Group and Time Warner Cable announced today that they have agreed in principle to a comprehensive distribution agreement to provide more than 13 million households with programming from Fox Television Stations, Fox Broadcasting (FOX), Fox Cable Networks and Fox's regional sports networks. The deal also includes carriage agreements for Bright House Networks' 2 million additional subscribers.

"We're pleased that, after months of negotiations, we were able to reach a fair agreement with Time Warner Cable -- one that recognizes the value of our programming," said Chase Carey, Deputy Chairman, President and COO, News Corporation.

"We're happy to have reached a reasonable deal with no disruption in programming for our customers," said Glenn Britt, Chairman, President and CEO, Time Warner Cable.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Fox Networks Group, a primary operating unit of News Corporation (NYSE:NWS), consists of Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), Fox Cable Networks, FOX Sports and Fox Networks Engineering & Operations. These units produce, program and transmit much of America's most popular entertainment, sports and information content via 36 owned-and-operated TV networks, video on demand and other media platforms. FOX is America's most-watched network, and Fox Cable Networks span FX, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD (coming spring 2010), Fox Reality Channel, Fox Movie Channel, FUEL TV, FSN and 19 regional cable sports networks, SPEED, Fox Soccer Channel, Fox College Sports, Fox Sports en Espa�ol and the Big Ten Network (co-venture with the Big Ten Conference).

About Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with technologically advanced, well-clustered systems located in five geographic areas � New York State (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas. Time Warner Cable serves more than 14 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Time Warner Cable Media Sales, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions that are targeted and affordable. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmediasales.com.

Fox Networks Group and Bright House Networks Strike Comprehensive Deal to Distribute Fox Broadcast Stations, National Cable and Regional Sports Networks

Agreement Provides Continued Uninterrupted Access to Programming

Allstate Sugar Bowl to Air Tonight on FOX and Bright House Networks at 8:30 pm ET

LOS ANGELES -- The Fox Networks Group and Bright House Networks announced today that they have agreed in principle to a comprehensive distribution agreement to provide Bright House's more than 2.4 million customers with programming from Fox Television Stations, Fox Broadcasting (FOX), Fox Cable Networks and Fox's regional sports networks. Of particular interest to Bright House's Florida customers is confirmation that tonight's Allstate Sugar Bowl will air at 8:30 pm ET on FOX.

"We're pleased that, after months of negotiations, we were able to reach a fair agreement with Bright House Networks -- one that recognizes the value of our programming," said Chase Carey, Deputy Chairman, President and COO, News Corporation.

"We're pleased that an agreement has been reached with no disruption in programming for our customers," said Steve Miron, Chief Executive Officer, Bright House Networks.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Fox Networks Group, a primary operating unit of News Corporation (NYSE:NWS), consists of Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), Fox Cable Networks, FOX Sports and Fox Networks Engineering & Operations. These units produce, program and transmit much of America's most popular entertainment, sports and information content via 36 owned-and-operated TV networks, video on demand and other media platforms. FOX is America's most-watched network, and Fox Cable Networks span FX, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD (coming spring 2010), Fox Reality Channel, Fox Movie Channel, FUEL TV, FSN and 19 regional cable sports networks, SPEED, Fox Soccer Channel, Fox College Sports, Fox Sports en Espa�ol and the Big Ten Network (co-venture with the Big Ten Conference).

About Bright House Networks

Bright House Networks is the seventh largest multiple cable system operator (MSO) in the U.S. with more than 2.4 million customers in several large cities, including Tampa Bay and Orlando, Fla.; Bakersfield, Calif.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Detroit, Mich.; and Birmingham, Ala.; along with several other smaller regions in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. The Florida markets are adjacent and form one of the country's largest cable clusters. With customer care a top priority across all operating units, Bright House Networks was ranked the "Highest in Residential Telephone Customer Satisfaction in the South Region" by J.D. Power and Associates in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. J.D. Power and Associates also ranked Bright House Networks the "Highest in Customer Satisfaction among High-Speed Internet Service Providers in the South Region" in 2008 and 2009. For more about Bright House Networks or its products and services, visit www.brighthouse.com.





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