Scripps Networks, currently in dispute with Cablevision over how much it should be paid for two of its cable networks, plans to broadcast some of those network's programming free of charge, over the air, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Food Network's Iron Chef America: Super Chef Battle, featuring a
guest appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama, will run Sunday evening
on Tribune Co.'s WPIX in New York, and WTXX in Hartford, CT., Scripps
spokeswoman Cindy McConkey said Tuesday evening. Tribune owns a
minority stake in Food Network.
The broadcast will be accompanied by a new marketing push about the
dispute, featuring Scripps's on-air hosts, the latest in a series of
salvos from each side in the programming dispute.