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 Español and the Big Ten Network (co-venture with the Big Ten Conference).
About Bright House Networks
Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S. and the second largest in Florida, with technologically advanced systems located in five states including Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California.
Bright House Networks serves approximately 2.5 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data, home security and automation and voice services. The company also offers a portfolio of customizable, cutting-edge business solutions spanning Internet, MEF-certified Metro Ethernet, WiFi, security, telephony, and video. Bright House Media Strategies, the advertising arm of Bright House Networks, offers businesses advanced targeted advertising solutions. Bright House Networks also owns and operates exclusive local news and sports channels in its Florida markets. For more information about Bright House Networks or our products and services, visit (www.brighthouse.com).