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Sinclair and Verizon reach deal: Subscribers will continue to get WBFF, WNUV

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Verizon and Sinclair Broadcast Group have reached an agreement, according to Bill Fanshawe, general manager of Baltimore's WBFF and WNUV television stations. WBFF is owned and WNUV is managed by the Hunt Valley based broadcaster.

"We have settled," Fanshawe said late Thursday. "So, we are pleased to announce that we have reached an agreemnent in principle for a new deal that will provide for continued carriage of our stations on the FiOS systems after December 31st, 2011."

What that means immediately is that the crawls across the bottom of the screen warning FiOS viewers that they might not be able to see "Glee" and NFL football games after Dec. 31, are history.

It also means, of course, that programming will continue as it has.

That's one less thing to worry about this week. And one less call to make -- the one the crawl urged viewers to place to Verizon voicing their concerns.

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