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Hearst, Verizon Fios Reach Retransmission Agreement

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Hearst Television and Verizon’s Fios said they reached a new retransmission agreement.

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The parties had warned that if a deal were not reached, it could have lead to Hearst’s stations being blacked out to Fios subscribers, who might have missed NFL games, local news and other programming.

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Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The deal affects Hearst stations in Baltimore, Boston (including Manchester), Harrisburg-Lancaster and Pittsburgh.

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