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Sinclair, Charter Reach Retrans Deal

Sinclair Broadcast Group and cable operator Charter Communications reached a three-year retransmission agreement providing for the carriage of 28 Sinclair station signals to 1.9 million Charter subscribers.

"Sinclair is pleased to have once again taken a leadership role in working with multi-channel video distributors to ensure cable subscribers in our markets continue to receive some of the most popular programs on television," stated Sinclair President and CEO David Smith. "Our mutually acceptable economic agreement with Charter demonstrates the value of broadcast television on alternative delivery systems."

The Sinclair stations include WRLH Richmond and KDNL St. Louis.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.