Skip to main content

Time Warner Cable, Hearst TV End Retrans Blackout

Hearst Television and Time Warner Cable have worked out a retransmission consent deal, ending their blackout. The Hearst Television stations pulled their signals from Time Warner Cable systems at midnight on July 10.

Hearst's affected stations included KITV Honolulu, WCVB Boston and WLKY Louisville.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

"We have reached a long-term agreement with Hearst Television and our customers can expect their signals to be restored to our cable systems shortly," said Time Warner Cable in a statement. "We thank our customers for their patience and their willingness to stick with us through another unnecessary broadcaster blackout."

Noted Hearst Television president and CEO David Barrett: "We appreciate the support and patience of our viewers, advertisers and local communities served by our stations, and we regret the inconvenience they've experienced over the past 10 days. This process has been an important step to insure the ongoing vitality of our local TV service in communities across the country."