Just weeks after scrapping its merger with Sinclair Broadcast Group, Tribune Media said it landed carriage deals with three Multichannel Video Programming Distributors – Verizon Communications’ Fios TV, Atlantic Broadband and Google Fiber.
Tribune did not disclose the terms of the deals, but said collectively they encompass about 3.6 million customers in markets primarily located in the Northeast and Southeast regions of the country.
Tribune has about 42 owned and operated stations across the country that reach about 50 million homes and also includes cable network WGN America, websites and national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. In August it terminated its $3.9 billion merger with Sinclair, after federal regulators moved to hold hearings to further look into the transaction, a signal that its chances of being approved were diminishing. Tribune subsequently sued Sinclair for $1 billion for breach of contract. Sinclair counter-sued shortly after.