(Editor's note: A previous version of this story listed a different deadline for a deal in the sub-heading than the rest of the story. It is, in fact, Jan. 1)
There's a very real possibility that Click! customers in University Place, Tacoma and other parts of Pierce County won't be able watch KOMO come Jan. 1.
The local television company is notifying customers that it's in negotiations with channel owner and operator Fisher Communications, and it's possible that customers won't have KOMO (Ch. 4) and KUNS (Ch. 19) come the new year.
“We will continue to work with Fisher Communications to reach an agreement,” said Click! Network Manager Tenzin Gyaltsen. “We have a responsibility to our customers to pay fair pricing for these stations, and right now, we’re not there.”
Fisher Communications is asking for a more than 200 percent increase in rates, Click! says, with no improvements to services or offerings.
Patch will have more on this story as it becomes available.