Hearst and Time Warner Cable Part Ways Over Retrans

TWC drops ABC, NBC affiliates from packages

Hearst and Time Warner are slugging it out over retransmission consent fees, and 13 stations in 11 markets are feeling the pinch today. Six ABC affiliates including KITV (Honolulu), WMTW (Portland, Maine), KMBC (Kansas City), KETV (Lincoln, Neb.), WCVB (Boston) and WTAE (Pittsburgh) have been dropped from Time Warner's cable packages after carriage fee negotiations broke down, as have four NBC stations, one CW station and one CBS station. Only one Hearst station remains on a Time Warner package: WISN in Milwaukee.