Cable Pact Imperiled. That is the crisis confronting Nexstar. The owner of upstart network NewsNation, sponsor of Chris Cuomo’s nightly broadcast CUOMO is in danger of being dropped by cable carrier Verizon Fios. Unless an agreement is reached today, millions of Eastern households will lose access to the programming. At issue is a dispute over rate increases Nexstar proposes to charge Verizon. This could not come at a worse time for Cuomo. His new broadcast has launched to dismal ratings. His natural market is the Eastern audience. His efforts to stage a comeback will be dealt a blow by this. Cable Pact Imperiled. Chris Cuomo is encountering setbacks as he attempts to rebrand himself !!