‘Power’ season 2, episode 7 safe; Starz and AT&T reach new carriage agreement
Great news for fans of “Power,” “Outlander,” or any of the other programs that come from Starz: There is nothing to fear about no longer having them if you are an AT&T customer.
It has been confirmed today per Deadline that the network and AT&T (which is merging with DirecTV) have inked a new carriage agreement that guarantees that there will be no other crisis like this one coming up at any point in the near future. That is great news for “Power” fans given that they no longer have to deal with any speculation over the course of the rest of the season. Series star Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson made headlines last weekend, accusing the provider of racism for not getting a deal done that would cut off one of the most popular cable programs on TV among African-Americans.
The vast majority of the time, most carriage agreements are resolved before there is any significant loss of programming. Perhaps the most noteworthy example of one lasting a long span of time was when AMC and Dish Network had a lengthy dispute that led to some viewers missing many weeks of popular programming on the network. We have also seen issues in the past between CBS and Time Warner Cable.
What surprises us in particular about this dispute specifically is that the majority of the time, we do not see premium cable channels in the middle of one of these conflicts. After all, these are outlets who are traditionally receiving money from their own cable packages. People are buying specific to watch some of their programming.