Time Warner Cable Extends Raycom Retrans Pact

By Andrew Gauthier 

Multichannel

Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that it has extended its retransmission-consent agreement with Raycom Media for several stations in the South and Midwest until Jan. 15.

Raycom, based in Montgomery, Ala., has stations in eight Time Warner Cable markets: Honolulu; Wilmington and Charlotte, N.C.; Columbia and Myrtle Beach S.C., Cleveland, Cincinnati and Toledo, Ohio. Those stations are affiliates of NBC, CBS, and Fox.

“We have an extension with Raycom until Jan. 15,” Time Warner Cable spokeswoman Maureen Huff said. “We expect a deal to be done by then.”

Although its negotiations with Raycom appear to be going smoothly, there was a new twist in its ongoing dispute with Fox broadcast stations. According to a report in the Dallas Morning News Wednesday, Time Warner Cable in that city said that it does not anticipate losing the Fox station there because it has “must carry” status with the cable operator. Other Fox stations in Time Warner markets are not affected. More…

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