GCI settles, channels restored
June 3, 2021
ANCHORAGE (AP) - Telecommunications company GCI has resumed carrying three major TV channels after ending a months-long dispute with Alaska television network owners.
An agreement was reached May 22-23 and the channel blackout was lifted for GCI customers, said Josh Edge, a GCI spokesperson.
GCI cable customers lost access to ABC, FOX and The CW in January, when a prior programming agreement expired.
The Alaska operators for the three channels are Coastal Television Broadcasting and Vision Alaska. The dispute was over how much GCI should pay the companies to carry the channels. GCI said the...