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Cablevision And Scripps Settle Their Differences; Food Network, HGTV Due Back Today

Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) and Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) have reached an agreement that paves the way for the return of the Food Network and HGTV programming to the cable operator’s system. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Scripps’ programming went dark just after after its contract with Cablevision expired Dec. 31.

Staci adds: Late yesterday, Scripps said the two were stuck and made plans to put shows on New York station WPIX. What changed. The reply to that question that I got from Scripps skips the details — as does the announcement — and offers little comfort to viewers who went on an imposed Food/HGTV diet for three weeks: “The main difference from yesterday is, I believe, that both sides really wanted to get this taken care of. We