LIN Stations Pulled From TW Cable

Oct 3, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Local stations owned by LIN Television were taken off Time Warner Cable after retransmission negotiations failed to reach a settlement by midnight Thursday night, according to reports in Buffalo Business First, the Green Bay Press-Gazette and other papers. LIN’s station in Indianapolis, where Bright House has a business arrangement with Time Warner Cable, was also pulled from cable subscribers, the Indianapolis Star says.
In a letter on its Web site, LIN TV said it is disappointed at the outcome of talks, but will continue to negotiate with Time Warner cable. It noted that its stations could be received with an antennae, or buy switching to Dish Network, AT&T’s Advanced TV or Verizon’s FiOS.
On Time Warner Cable’s Western New York web site, the cable operator said it was refused an extension and was working hard to get the stations back in its lineup. “WIVB and WNLO are trying to make up for lower ratings and advertising revenue by adding fees that
will fall, ultimately, on the backs of our cable customers,” Time Warner Cable said. “In the meantime, many WIVB and WNLO shows can be viewed online at the CBS and CW Network websites.”
— Jon Lafayette

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