LIN, TWC Work Out Retrans Deal

Agreement comes after four week battle, brings LIN back to 1.5 million subscribers.

Time Warner Cable and LIN TV have come to terms on retransmission consent rights after a

four week-long battle that saw the LIN signal go dark for TWC subscribers

in several markets. The agreement immediately brings LIN programming back to 12 stations and 1.5 million subscribers.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed at presstime.

“We are pleased to have reached a fair market agreement with Time Warner Cable,” said LIN TV President and CEO Vincent L. Sadusky in a statement. “This agreement, which represents a mutually acceptable economic agreement between the parties, is further indication of the value of our television stations. We thank our viewers and our advertisers for their tremendous support throughout these negotiations.”

“We are pleased to come to an agreement that will return programming to our customers,” said TWC Chief Programming Officer Melinda Witmer. “We thank our customers for their continued patience and support as we worked to resolve this issue.”

The LIN signal went dark when its contract with TWC expired Oct. 2. The affected markets include Austin, Buffalo and Columbus.