Tegna, Verizon Reach Multi-Year Carriage Deal
On Thursday evening, Tegna Inc. reached a multi-year carriage agreement with Verizon Communications, ending an outage that had affected an estimated 1 million Verizon customers nationwide.
WUSA in Washington, D.C., WVEC in Norfolk, Va., and WGRZ in Buffalo, N.Y., have returned to the Verizon lineup.
The three stations went dark to Verizon Fios TV customers on Monday at 5 p.m., after the parties failed to reach a new retransmission consent agreement.
According to the Washington Post, “the resolution comes just days before high-profile sports events this weekend, such as the NFL playoffs, which are broadcast in part on CBS and NBC and are among the most-watched shows of the year.”
Tegna and Verizon declined to comment on the specifics of the deal.