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…