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Scripps, AT&T resolve carriage dispute

Scripps Networks and AT&T have resolved the dispute that took its lifestyle nets, HGTV, Food Network, DIY, and Cooking Channel as well as Great American Country (GAC), off AT&T's U-verse platform on Friday morning.
November 8, 2010

Scripps Networks and AT&T have resolved the dispute that took its lifestyle nets, HGTV, Food Network, DIY, and Cooking Channel as well as Great American Country (GAC), off AT&T’s U-verse platform on Friday morning. The companies announced that an agreement had been reached Sunday nightbut details of the arrangement were not disclosed. ‘These situations are never easy, and everyone regrets that the viewers were caught in the middle,’ said John Lansing, president of Scripps Networks, in a statement. ‘After the initial impasse, both sides took quick action to work toward a constructive solution. We especially appreciate our loyal viewers and AT&T U-verse customers for their patience.’ Brian Shay,senior vice president of AT&T U-verse, said, ‘It was important to us on behalf of our customers to come to a positive resolution as quickly as possible. We appreciate everyone’s willingness to make that happen, working diligently over the weekend, so the situation wasn’t prolonged, and we thank our customers for their support and patience while we reached a fair deal.’

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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