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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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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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