Time Warner agrees to extend station negotiations

Posted December 31, 2010

Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable Inc. announced late Friday that it reached an extension with Sinclair Broadcast Group that will allow customers to receive all Sinclair Broadcasting stations through Jan. 14. 

Company officials said the extension will allow them to continue to negotiate to reach a long-term agreement.

Here is a list of stations Time Warner customers were at-risk of losing: 

— Fox affiliates: KABB (San Antonio, Texas), KBSI (Girardeau, Mo.), WDKY (Lexington, Ky.), WPGH (Pittsburgh), WRGT (Dayton, Ohio), WSYT (Syracuse, N.Y.), WTAT (Charleston, S.C.), WTTE (Columbus, Ohio), WUHF (Rochester, N.Y.), WUTV (Buffalo, N.Y.) and WVAH (Charleston, W.Va.).

— ABC affiliates: WCHS (Charleston, W.Va.), WEAR (Pensacola, Fla.), WKEF (Dayton, Ohio), WSYX (Columbus, Ohio) and WXLV (Greensboro, N.C.).

— CBS affiliate: WGME (Portland, Maine).

— NBC affiliate: WTWC (Tallahassee, Fla.).

— CW affiliates: KMYS (San Antonio, Texas), WLFL (Raleigh, N.C.), WTTO (Birmingham, Ala.) and WVTV (Milwaukee, Wis.).

— MY Network affiliates: WABM (Birmingham, Ala.), WCGV (Milwaukee, Wis.), WMMP (Charleston, S.C.), WMYV (Greensboro, N.C.), WNYO (Buffalo, N.Y.), WNYS (Syracuse, N.Y.), WPMY (Pittsburgh), WRDC (Raleigh, N.C.); WSTR (Cincinnati. Ohio), WTTA (Tampa, Fla.) and WTVZ (Norfolk, Va.).

Note: Fox owner News Corp. has agreed to provide Time Warner Cable with network programming in case a local station operator withholds its signal. That means Time Warner customers would still get shows such as "Glee," ''House" and "The Simpsons," even if they couldn't watch the local Fox newscast. Time Warner Cable also has said that it will continue to provide all available major network programming from ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox even if Sinclair pulls local programs.


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  • Sherlock Dec 31, 2010

    To CW and the other station that come from TW to this area, we will miss u and wish you te best. Enjoyed the station but FOX is going to take up the slack and I will still get the programs I like. Have a great New Year....

  • Sherlock Dec 31, 2010

    I believe that TW should not pay and let the stations drop, this would be a minor for TW and Sinclair would lose the smoney gained form the ads that will be pulled.

  • ccs1920 Dec 31, 2010

    I'm going to drop Time Warner. Already lost one channel earlier this year. A small dish, on the roof, won't look that bad.