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KOMO remains dark on Click; talks continue and customers will receive a credit

Post by C.R. Roberts / The News Tribune on Jan. 18, 2013 at 4:47 pm |
January 19, 2013 5:16 am

After nearly three weeks, KOMO TV and other stations provided by Fisher Broadcasting remain unavailable to customers of Tacoma’s Click Network.

A dispute over payments paid by Click to the Seattle broadcaster caused the stations to go dark on New Year’s Day. Both sides claim to be negotiating in good faith.

“The channels are still dark,” said Click Network spokeswoman Diane Lachel on Friday. “We’ve offered various creative approaches and solutions, and all of them have been rejected.”

Lachel said negotiations will continue.

She said no more than four dozen customers have chosen to cut ties with Click because of the absence of the Fisher products. “Our disconnects, just after a rate increase are dramatically lower than normal. That tells me that our customers are loyal.”

She said Click executives have decided to offer a credit to subscribers who are doing without Fisher content. “Customers will be seeing a reduction for three weeks of service,” she said. “Going forward, we will do a week at a time.”

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