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Time Warner Cable and Fox Strike New Deal

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood January 2, 2010 at 1:07AM

The LAT reports that the impasse between Time Warner Cable and News Corp has been broken:
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The LAT reports that the impasse between Time Warner Cable and News Corp has been broken:

Time Warner Cable and Fox reach deal to keep channels on cable systems

Media giant News Corp. has struck a new deal that will keep its Fox-owned television stations -- including KTTV Channel 11 and KCOP-TV Channel 13 in Los Angeles -- and several of its cable networks on Time Warner Cable systems. The agreement was reached late Friday afternoon well after the current contract between the two companies expired at midnight Thursday. Both sides initially agreed to a three-hour extension after midnight hit the East Coast, and then they just kept on extending.

UPDATE: Here's more detail from Variety's Cynthia Littleton. She also displayed her acumen about the biz, along with the LAT's John Horn, on Kim Masters' year-end wrap episode of The Business last week. They're returning to KCRW to forecast the year ahead on Monday at 2:30 PM.


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.