Charter’s cable TV customers should brace themselves for the possibility of losing NBCUniversal’s cable channels and NBC-owned local stations beginning New Year’s Day, the programmer warns Thursday.
Charter “has been unyielding in its demand for terms superior to those agreed to by the rest of the industry, including larger distributors,” Comcast-owned NBCU says. “Given this position, we feel the responsibility to inform viewers that Charter Spectrum may drop NBCUniversal’s networks at the end of the year.”
Charter declined to comment.
NBC will want the largest possible audience for some of its upcoming programs. On New Year’s Day it has the Green Bay Packers vs the Detroit Lions on Sunday Night Football. The network also has the Golden Globe Awards on January 5, and new episodes of scripted series including This Is Us, Blindspot, and The Blacklist.