Miami insiders tell FTVLive that the brass at WPLG was irate on Thursday when they say UNIVISION, Channel 23, had stolen their chopper signal and was airing the transport of Justin Bieber to jail LIVE Thursday morning.
Univision has no chopper in Miami.
Sources say WPLG pulled their signal from CNN and ABC to ensure UNIVISION couldn't get the LIVE chopper shot.
"When we pulled the signal. Univision went to black. That's how we know it was ours," the source said.
"Plus, Univision aired LIVE chopper video with a WPLG bug that CNN had encoded onto the video," the source added.
WPLG, WTVJ and WFOR share a chopper, but WPLG has the final say based on an agreement.