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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.