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Source: TWC, Scripps Strike Multiyear Retrans Deal

Scripps and Time Warner Cable have quietly struck a multiyear retransmission-consent agreement for stations representing more than 3 million households in 14 markets, a source familiar with the deal said.

The agreement also covers some Bright House Networkscable systems for which TWC handles retrans negotiations.

The affected markets are Bakersfield, Calif[ Cleveland; Cincinnati; Denver; Detroit; Milwaukee and Green Bay, Wisc.; Indianapolis; Kansas City; Nashville, Tenn.; Omaha, Neb.; San Diego; and Tampa, Fla.

The agreement comes as Charter Commuications and Time Warner Cable are trying to secure regulatory approval of 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.