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Time Warner in fee dispute with owner of six N.C. stations

Posted December 28, 2010 3:51 p.m. EST

— Time Warner Cable may lose Sinclair Broadcasting stations from its lineups after Friday as a result of a fee dispute between the two companies, Bloomberg Businessweek reported Tuesday.

Sinclair owns and operates WLFL-TV, channel 22 and WRDC-TV, channel 28, in the Raleigh-Durham market; WLOS-TV, Channel 13, and WMYA-TV, Channel 40, in Asheville; and WXLV-TV, channel 45, and WMYV-TV, channel  48, in the Triad. 

The report said Sinclair had asked for a fee increase of 10 cents per subscriber for the programming Time Warner Cable carries and that the cable operator had rejected that proposal.