May 24, 2021
After an extended blackout, GCI has reached an agreement with Vision Alaska and Coastal Television
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – GCI announced today that it has reached an agreement with Vision Alaska and Coastal Television to broadcast ABC, FOX and CW channels for its customers statewide.
“We’d like to express our sincere gratitude to our customers for their patience as we navigated these challenging negotiations,” said GCI Chief Communications Officer Heather Handyside. “Now, GCI customers can once again watch their favorite programs on ABC, FOX and CW, like The Masked Singer, Grey’s Anatomy and the NBA playoffs.”
GCI was required to suspend television service for ABC, FOX and CW channels in January when the previous programming agreement expired and contract negotiations stalled.
Each year, GCI negotiates numerous contracts with programmers so it can provide customers access to 300+ channels carrying the television shows, movies, and sports they love.
Headquartered in Alaska, GCI provides data, mobile, video, voice and managed services to consumer, business, government, and carrier customers throughout Alaska, serving more than 200 communities. The company has invested more than $3 billion in its Alaska network and facilities over the past 40 years and recently launched true standards-based 5G NR service in Anchorage, now the nation’s northernmost 5G service area. Learn more about GCI at http://www.gci.com. GCI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Broadband Corporation (Nasdaq: LBRDA, LBRDK, LBRDP). Learn more about Liberty Broadband at http://www.libertybroadband.com.