TWC, DirecTV settle ad dispute


NEW YORK -- Time Warner Cable said Thursday that DirecTV has agreed not to run ads saying that the MSO's customers in New York won't be able to watch the New York Giants-Washington Redskins game Dec. 30.

The companies agreed to what TWC called a "stipulated injunction," which was approved by Judge Laura Taylor Swain of U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. TWC confirmed the agreement, but DirecTV declined comment.

The Giants-Redskins game is part of the primetime regular-season package that started last month on the NFL Network, which isn't carried by TWC.

TWC filed suit last week against DirecTV in U.S. District Court in Manhattan alleging that the satellite provider falsely said that the game wouldn't be shown in the New York region unless a viewer subscribed to a service, like DirecTV, that offers the NFL Network (HR 12/9).

The game will in fact air live on WNBC-TV.