The companies didn’t disclose terms of their agreement.
The customers lost their access to Scripps’ lifestyle channels Jan. 1, after a distribution contract between the two companies expired. Cablevision said Scripps was asking for a 200 percent fee increase, a claim Cincinnati-based Scripps denied.
“This is the resolution everyone wanted,” said John Lansing, executive vice president of Scrippsand president of the Scripps Networks operating division. “Cablevision has been a valued distribution partner, and we’re gratified that together we were able to reach a successful conclusion that will benefit their customers and viewers of our networks.”
Bethpage, N.Y.-based Cablevision has about 3 million customers in the area around New York City and Long Island. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) operates cable and satellite TV networks and related Internet sites.