Programming

Insight, Raycom Reach Retrans Deal

Three-year agreement covers Louisville, Evansville and Cincinnati stations 12/30/2010 07:59:23 PM Eastern

Insight Communications and Raycom Media reached a three-year
retransmission agreement covering three of Raycom's stations serving
the cable operator's subscribers in Kentucky and Indiana.
The
deal covers two NBC affiliates -- WAVE in Louisville, Ky., and WFIE in
Evansville, Ind. -- and WXIX, the Fox affiliate in Cincinnati and
Northern Kentucky. The previous agreements were due to expire Friday.
"Too
often, recently, we have seen retransmission negotiations between
broadcasters and other cable operators break down, leading to a
programming blackout," Insight CEO Michael Willner wrote in a blog post Thursday. "I applaud Raycom for working with us to reach a win-win solution for our customers who also are their viewers."
Insight
is the ninth-largest U.S. MSO with 766,200 customer relationships in
the three contiguous states of Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio.
Separately, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks customers may lose access to 33 stations in a retrans standoff with Sinclair Broadcast Group if TWC and the broadcaster fail to reach an agreement by midnight Dec. 31.

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