Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) continues to negotiate the renewal of its carriage agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBGI), a programmer that provides content to approximately three percent of Frontier´s video subscribers, the company said.
Potentially impacted customers are located in the Seattle, Wash. and Portland, Ore. markets. The carriage agreement is scheduled to expire at 5:00 p.m. Eastern on Dec. 31, 2016.
Frontier contracts with various programmers to offer content to its video customers across its 29-state footprint and these contracts periodically expire or are terminated. Frontier negotiates in good faith to reach new agreements with program providers to bring its customers the best TV programming possible at the most reasonable prices.
Frontier Communications provides communications services to urban, suburban, and rural communities in 29 states. It offers a variety of services to residential customers over its fiber-optic and copper networks, including video, high-speed internet, advanced voice, and Frontier Secure digital protection solutions. Frontier Business Edge offers communications solutions to small, medium, and enterprise businesses.