DirectTV and Cowles have reached an impasse in their retransmission consent negotiations, resulting on DirecTV dropping Cowles’ NBC affiliate KHQ Spokane and its satellites serviving Yahima and Richland and four Montana stations — NBC affiliate KULR Billings, ABC affiliate KWYB Butte, ABC affiliate KFBB Great Falls and ABC affiilate KTMF Missoula, according to the stations’ websites. Their last retrans agreement expired in June.
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Rentrak today said it has signed a long-term TV measurement agreement with seven television stations comprising 11 program streams owned by Cowles Publishing Co. Under the agreement, KTMF (ABC and Fox) Missoula, Mont. (DMA 164); KULR (NBC) Billings, Mont. (DMA 167); KWYB (ABC and Fox) Butte-Bozeman, Mont. (DMA 186); KFBB (ABC and Fox) Great […]