Disney Keeps Channels on Time Warner as Talks Extend

By Andrew Gauthier 

Bloomberg

Walt Disney Co. kept its ESPN, ABC and other networks on Time Warner Cable Inc. systems while negotiations to resolve a fee dispute extended through a midnight deadline.

The sides are still talking and programming is still on the air, Maureen Huff, a spokeswoman for New York-based Time Warner Cable, said in an e-mail at 6 a.m. local time.

About 13 million Time Warner Cable subscribers would have lost ESPN and Disney Channel in a blackout. Customers in New York, Los Angeles, and Raleigh, North Carolina, would lose ABC as well. More…

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