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WFSB restored to Optimum lineup

Altice USA, the parent company of the Optimum cable television service, has announced that it reached a retransmission consent agreement with Iowa-based Meredith Corp. that will enable the return of WFSB, the Connecticut CBS affiliate, to the state’s Optimum lineup. WFSB, was taken off the lineup on Jan. 13, with both sides blaming the other for the breakdown in negotiations.

“We are pleased that WFSB CBS Channel 3 has returned its programming to our Optimum customers in Connecticut, and we sincerely thank our customers for their patience and loyalty as we worked to reach a fair agreement that reflects our commitment to keeping costs down for consumers,” said Altice USA in a press statement.

The terms involving the restoration of WFSB were not disclosed.

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Phil Hall's writing for Westfair Communications has earned multiple awards from the Connecticut Press Club and the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. He is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News and the author of 10 books (including the 2020 release "Moby Dick: The Radio Play" and the upcoming "Jesus Christ Movie Star," both published by BearManor Media). He is also the host of the SoundCloud podcast "The Online Movie Show," co-host of the WAPJ-FM talk show "Nutmeg Chatter" and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill's Congress Blog, Profit Confidential, The MReport and StockNews.com. Outside of journalism, he is also a horror movie actor - usually playing the creepy villain who gets badly killed at the end of each film.

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