Frontier Communications has become the latest pay TV operator to drop/lose carriage of far right channel Newsmax. “Our contract with Newsmax TV expired and we made the business decision not to renew our agreement,” Frontier said in a statement on its website. The telecom, which reported 306,000 remaining TV/video customers at the end of 2022, also said that it has stopped carrying Fuse Media channels Fuse and FM.
In its complaint, filed Wednesday in federal court in California, the FTC said thousands of Frontier Communications customers have complained that the company was not delivering promised speeds. Customers said they couldn’t use the internet service for the online activities they should have been able to.
Frontier has told the FCC that its beef with Gray Television is over the value of the TV signal and that Gray’s retransmission consent complaint against Frontier “lacks any basis in fact or law.” Gray formally complained to the FCC that Frontier was not negotiating in good faith and did not give is customers “as soon as possible” notice of a potential blackout, both of which are required under FCC rules.
The Yankees RSN went dark on Sept. 1. Frontier is also at a carriage impasse with Fox Sports RSNs.
The new contract covers all the Spanish-language broadcaster’s stations and networks including the Univision Network, UniMás, Galavisión, Univision Deportes Network, El Rey Network, FOROtv, TLNovelas, Telehit, Bandamax, De Pelicula and De Pelicula Clasico.
Family Entertainment TV said today the cable and satellite network has added Verizon FiOS (ch. 155) and Frontier Communications (ch. 155). FETV is currently on Dish Network (ch. 82), DirecTV […]
Sinclair Broadcast Group reached a new agreement with Frontier Communications, ending a blackout that affected the Tennis Channel and Sinclair’s ABC stations in Seattle and Portland, Ore. The deal also covers markets where Frontier now offers subscription video services after acquiring parts of Verizon’s FiOS business last year.
With Sinclair Broadcast Group’s blackout of two ABC affiliates on Frontier Communications in Seattle and Portland reaching the one-month mark, Frontier has begun offering free access to premium channels HBO, Showtime and Starz to affected customers.