Time Warner Cable customers face another blackout

January 14, 2011

(AP) -- Once again, Time Warner Cable subscribers face the possibility of losing one of their local network TV stations.

Time Warner Cable Inc. is still trying to reach a deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. on the fees that Time Warner pays to carry Sinclair's station. The two sides say they have agreed to a second extension, so the existing contract now expires at midnight Saturday.

After that, local affiliates of Fox, and ABC could go offline for some Time Warner customers. No stations will be affected.

Time Warner says customers will still be able to see network programming. It plans to import broadcast signals from other cities.

Separately Sinclair says it's reached a tentative agreement with Bright House Networks and has until next Friday to finalize a deal.

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Royale
not rated yet Jan 14, 2011
GENIUS! Time Warner should come to my neck of the woods. It happened to us Optimum Subscribers with FOX for about 3 weeks... the whole time i was saying it's BROADCAST, why can't they just use the signal? It's great that Time Warner has thought of this. Dropping AOL has given them brains!

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