Hearst Television, Time Warner Cable Disconnect Over Retrans Dispute
Updated: Negotiations fail following July 1 contract extension; MSO continues to carry WISN in Milwaukee
By Mike Reynolds, Multichannel News -- Broadcasting & Cable, 7/10/2012 10:24:00 AMoriginal expiration of their restransmission-consent contract with Time Warner Cable on July 1, stations owned by Hearst Corp. -- save one -- are no longer available to the MSO's customers.
The Hearst Television stations pulled their signals from the nation's No. 2 MSO at midnight on July 10, following an extension of the original contract deadline at the dawning of the month. Negotiations continued during the extension period that Hearst had granted through July 9.
The Hearst stations that are not currently being carried by Time Warner Cable are: KITV-ABC, Honolulu; WCVB-ABC, Boston; WMTW-ABC, Portland, Me,; WNNE-NBC, Hartford, Vt.; WPTZ-NBC, Plattsburg, N.Y.; WPTZ-D2 -This TV, Plattsburgh, N.Y.; WXII-NBC, Winston-Salem, N.C.; KCWE-CW, Kansas City, Mo,; KMBC-ABC, Kansas City, Mo. KETV-ABC, Lincoln, Neb.; WLKY-CBS, Louisville; WLWT-NBC, Cincinnati; and WTAE-ABC, Pittsburgh.
WESH in Orlando, carried by Bright House Networks, has also been impacted by the retransmission-consent disconnect. TWC handles programming negotiations for Bright House.
One Hearst station, WISN in Milwaukee, continues to be carried by Time Warner Cable.
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Hearst - Really 300% increase in this economy! As a customer of Timewarner I already pay a price that if it goes up, I may take up reading instead of watching TV.
Debra Martin - 7/17/2012 4:45:14 AM EDT
I just want to thank Hearst for giving me my life back. I guess I had become addicted to daytime TV. What could be worse than that. Now, I watch GMA on the computer, and since Diane Sawyer is no longer on at 5:30, I don't even watch TV until 7:00 pm. Thank you, Hearst. I'm happier and getting more done.
Rhonda Cooksey - 7/12/2012 10:19:32 AM EDT
Greg Johnson - 7/11/2012 12:54:09 PM EDT
Paul Hopfgarten - 7/10/2012 6:29:49 PM EDT
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