According to a broadcast source familiar with the deal, Scripps and Time Warner Cable have quietly struck a multi-year retransmission consent agreement for stations representing more than 3 million households in 14 markets.
The agreement also covers some Bright House cable systems for which TWC handles retrans negotiations.
The affected markets are Bakersfield, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Denver, Detroit, Green Bay, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Nashville, Omaha, Milwaukee, San Diego and Tampa.
The agreement comes as Charter and Time Warner Cable are trying to secure regulatory approval for their proposed merger.
Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.
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