Comcast Softens Hearst Retrans Notice

Comcast last month posted a notice on its website that 35 local channels in 38 different markets would be dropped on Dec. 22. However, the cable operator has updated the message to say the 35 channels “may” be removed, and that it’s now negotiating with the stations’ owner, Hearst Communications, to keep them.


Hearst Buying WPXT Portland, Maine

The CW affiliate will give Hearst a duopoly in the Maine market, joining the company’s ABC affiliate, WMTW.

Hearst Invests In Emerging Markets Streamer