According to LIN, the station group “expects Cable One to discontinue carriage of its television station when the current contract expires Dec. 15.”
LIN reached an agreement with Cable One for sister station KRQE in Albuquerque, N.M., but it said it appears “unlikely to result in a retransmission-consent agreement” for KASA.
“We only want what is fair for our local Fox station,” LIN executive vice president of digital media Gregory M. Schmidt said. “Cable One continues to pay money to niche cable programmers with substantially less viewing.”
Cable One did not return calls on the matter at press time.
In late October, LIN inked a retransmission deal with cable operator MetroCast Cablevision for a pair of LIN-owned stations in New Haven, Conn.