LIN And TWC Resolve Retrans Dispute

More than 1.5 million Time Warner Cable subscribers in 14 markets can relax. The cable company — which also represents Bright House Network – “has reached an agreement with LIN Media for continued carriage of their broadcast stations,” it said today without details about terms.

DMA 44 (NORFOLK-PORTSMOUTH-NEWPORT NEWS, VA)

WTKR, Cox Cable Come To Terms On Retrans

Local TV-owned CBS affiliate WTKR Norfolk, Va., and Cox Cable have reached a tentative agreement to keep WTKR available on Cox Cable. Programming will continue without interruption, the station announced on its website.

Sinclair And DirecTV Make Retrans Deal

Sinclair Broadcast Group announced Thursday that it reached agreement with DirecTV on a new retransmission consent agreement and “has entered into a short-term extension of its existing agreement in order to allow the parties to enter into a formal agreement.” As a result, DirecTV will continue to carry all the Sinclair stations.

Fox, Comcast Reach Distribution Deal

The new accord includes Fox Broadcasting and Fox Television Stations programming in major cities and provides entertainment, sports and local news to Comcast Xfinity TV customers in and out of the home.

CBS, Charter Retrans Deal Includes Online

In addition to covering retrans rights for the CBS Owned Stations, the deal  includes new online and on-demand availability of programming from CBS and Showtime.

Disney AT&T U-verse Set Distribution Deal

The new multi-year agreement covers ABC, ESPN, WABC New York; KABC Los Angeles; WLS Chicago; KGO San Francisco;  KTRK Houston; WTVD Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; KFSN Fresno-Visalia, Calif.; and  a host of other services available to U-verse customers both in and out of the home.

Fox, Suddenlink Set Retrans Agreement

On Thursday night, Fox Networks and Suddenlink reached an agreement in principle on a global broadcast and cable carriage agreement that includes retransmission consent for the Fox O&Os and its full portfolio of networks including FX, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, Speed, Fuel TV, Fox Soccer, Fox Movie Channel, Fox Deportes, Fox College Sports and many Fox regional sports networks. Fox said: “We look forward to finalizing the agreement and are pleased that we could come to terms without any service interruption for Suddenlink customers and our loyal Fox viewers.”

NBCU Signs Retrans Deal With NRTC

The agreement covers retransmission consent for NBC- and Telemundo-owned stations and also includes Oxygen, Style, Telemundo and USA among others networks across multiple platforms in and out of home as well as rights to Olympic Games.

Witching-Hour Deal For Cablevision, Viacom

Cablevision and Viacom finally reached a deal, and not a moment too soon. With about an hour to go before Times Square was set to usher in the New Year to the strains of “Auld Lang Syne,” the cable provider and the entertainment conglomerate have hammered out a deal to keep SpongeBob and the Situation lit up in New Jersey and Long Island.

Disney, Charter Do Distribution Deal

The new multi-year agreement covers ABC, ESPN, WABC New York, KABC Los Angeles, WLS Chicago, KGO San Francisco, KTRK Houston, WTVD Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and KFSN Fresno, Calif.,  a host of other services available to Charter customers both in and out of the home.

NBCU Signs Retrans Deal With NCTC

The agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative covers first-ever retransmission consent for NBC- and Telemundo-owned stations and also includes Oxygen, Style, Telemundo and USA among others networks across multiple platforms in and out of home.

NBCU, Mediacom In Retrans, Carriage Deal

The new multi-year agreement covers retransmission consent for NBC- and Telemundo-owned stations and provides sports, news and entertainment channels to Mediacom customers across multiple platforms in and out of home.

DirecTV, Gannett In Last Minute Retrans Deal

Gannett offers no details, except that it has “reached an agreement” that will enable DirecTV to continue retransmitting signals from its 23 television stations. Gannett had warned viewers that a “signal disruption” was possible if the companies remained at impasse over a new contract Friday night, when the previous deal with DirecTV expired.

NBCU Inks Verizon Deal, Ups Retrans Monies

NBCUniversal continues to sign sprawling carriage deals with distributors that include fees for TV stations it owns, helping it cement a new revenue stream. A rights agreement with Verizon gives the telco TV operator rights to NBC-owned stations in markets it serves with FiOS.

NBCU, Suddenlink Ink Retrans, Carriage Deal

The multi-year agreement covers retransmission consent for NBC and Telemundo owned TV stations and continued carriage of NBCU cable networks.

NBCU, Cablevision Sign Carriage Deal

The new multi-year agreement covers retransmission consent for NBC- and Telemundo-owned stations and provides sports, news and entertainment to Cablevision customers across multiple platforms in and out of home.

DMA 73 (SPOKANE, WA)

KAYU Settles Retrans Dispute With DirecTV

A nine-week contract dispute that left DirecTV customers in Spokane, Wash., and North Idaho without programs from the local Fox affiliate has ended.

Tribune, Cablevision Deal Ends Blackout

After more than two months during which viewers could not watch football and baseball, or shows like Glee on Fox, the two sides settle a bitter battle over retransmission fees.

CBS, DirecTV Agree To New Carriage Deal

The pact with the satellite distributor covers retransmission consent for CBS-owned stations and continued carriage of Showtime, CBS Sports Network and Smithsonian Channel. Terms of the new deal haven’t been released.

Ion Sets New Carriage Deal With DirecTV

Ion Media Networks today announced a new long-term agreement for Ion Television’s nationwide carriage on DirecTV. The agreement covers the distribution of Ion’s flagship network, Ion Television, on DirecTV’s broad platform of subscribers for years to come. Additionally, Ion Television will now be offered in high-definition on the satellite service and will remain available to subscribers […]

Disney, Cablevision Do Distribution Deal

A new multi-year agreement will provide sports, news and entertainment to Cablevision customers in and out of the home. It also reups retrans deals for WABC New York and WPVI Philadelphia.

Hearst, TWC Reach Retrans Deal

The group broadcaster and Time Warner Cable come to terms on retransmission consent agreements in 14 markets.

DMA 48 (LOUISVILLE, KY)

WDRB, Time Warner Cable Set Retrans Deal

Block Communications and Time Warner Cable come to an agreement that returns the Louisville, Ky., Fox affiliate and MNT affil WMYO to TWC’s Insight Cable, after being off the cable system since May 31.

DMA 66 (ROANOKE, VA)

Media General, Cox Reach Retrans Deal

Media General’s WSLS Roanoke, Va., will remain on Cox Communications cable after Cox reached an agreement late yesterday with the station’s corporate owner just hours before a retransmission contract was set to expire.

DMA 129 (CORPUS CHRISTI, TX)

TWC, Cordillera Reach Retrans Deal

Time Warner Cable and a Cordillera Communications subsidiary reached an agreement in their retransmission dispute, ending a more than five-month blackout that eclipsed the signals of four stations in the Corpus Christi, Tex., market.

DirecTV, Tribune Reach Retrans Deal

The two companies said late Wednesday that after nearly four days of blackout  they had struck a deal that will allow DirecTV Inc. to carry all of Tribune Broadcasting’s stations and WGN America cable channel for the next five years.

Post-Newsweek Wraps Up Retrans Deals

On Friday afternoon, Post-Newsweek Stations completed retrans negotiations with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks with no disruption of service, according to sources. The stations involved included Brighthouse carriage of CBS affiliate WKMG Orlando, Fla., and Time Warner Cable’s carriage of ABC affil KSAT San Antonio, Texas. Post-Newsweek also completed agreements with smaller cable systems for its WDIV Detroit (NBC) and with a very small system in Houston for carriage of KPRC (also NBC).

DMA 30

Cox, LIN Reach Carriage Deal In Hartford

Cox Communications and LIN TV Corp. signed a retransmission consent agreement late Wednesday to keep LIN’s Hartford-New Haven, Conn., duopoly of WTNH (ABC) and WCTX (MNT) on Cox’s cable system. The previous deal was set to expire at midnight.

DMAS 7 (BOSTON) & 16 (MIAMI)

Sunbeam, DirecTV Reach Retrans Pact

The owner of WSVN Miami and WHDH and WLVI Boston signs a carriage deal with the satellite TV provider, avoiding a Super Bowl blackout.

DMAS 41, 58 & 84,

Newport, FiOS Make Deals In Three Markets

Newport Television-owned stations in Harrisburg, Pa.; Albany, N.Y.; and Syracuse, N.Y., have been restored to local Verizon FiOS systems over the weekend after the two companies reached a new retransmission deal.

DMA 26 (INDIANAPOLIS)

WTHR, Bright House Reach Retrans Deal

Last-minute negotiations have resulted in a new contract that keeps the Dispatch-owned NBC affiliate in Indianapolis available to Indiana cable customers of Bright House Networks.

DMA 20

SureWest Sets Retrans Deal In Sacramento

SureWest Communications Inc . was able to negotiate new contracts with broadcasters without having to pull any stations from its lineup. The current fee SureWest passes on for broadcast fees is $2.27 per month. The company is still running numbers to see whether a change in the broadcast fee will be needed.

DMA 32 (COLUMBUS, OH)

WBNS, Time Warner Cable Sign Retrans Pact

The deal covers carriage of Dispatch Broadcast’s Columbus, Ohio, CBS affiliate and the Ohio News Network plus Dispatch’s WTHR Indianapolis on Bright House Cable.

Disney, Comcast Set Major Carriage Deal

The 10-year agreement provides Xfinity TV customers broad access to sports, news and entertainment content across multiple screens in and out of the home. Also included are retransmission consent rights for the seven ABC O&Os.

More Retrans Deals Done Without Blackouts

Young, Broadcasting, Allbritton, News Press-Gazette, Citadel and Cedar Rapids Television were among the broadcasters that successfully negotiated new retransmission consent contracts prior to year’s end.

DMA 72 (DES MOINES-AMES, IA)

KCCI, Mediacom Come To Retrans Deal

A last-second retransmission consent deal struck Thursday between cable provider Mediacom Communications and Hearst Television means programming on Hearst’s Des Moines, Iowa, CBS affiliate was not interupted.

RETRANS WARS

Retrans Disputes Lead To Few Blackouts

Negotiations over fees paid by cable and satellite distributors to TV stations were largely successful, but in New York a dispute led to a blackout of the sports channel MSG.

DMA 53 (PROVIDENCE, RI)

WJAR, Verizon Set New Retrans Agreement

Media General’s NBC affiliate in Providence, R.I., today announced that it has reached an agreement on a new retransmission consent contract with Verizon FiOS.

Morris And DirecTV Reach Retrans Deal

Morris Network, which owns and operates six network affiliates, and DirecTV have renewed their retransmission consent agreement. The stations are: WMGT Macon, Ga.; WTVQ Lexington, Ky.; WCBI Columbus, Miss.; WXXV Gulfport, Miss.; WWAY Wilmington, N.C.; and WDEF Chattanooga, Tenn.

DMA 27

Sinclair, Verizon Reach Deal In Baltimore

Verizon and Sinclair Broadcast Group reached a retransmission consent agreement, according to Bill Fanshawe, general manager of Baltimore’s WBFF and WNUV. WBFF is owned and WNUV is managed by the Hunt Valley based broadcaster. The old deal expires on Dec. 31.