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Retrans Quietly Accomplished: E.W. Scripps, Time Warner Cable

Deal covers 3 million subscribers
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CINCINATTI and NEW YORK—E.W. Scripps Co. has successfully renegotiated a multi-year retransmission consent agreement with Time Warner Cable, according to a senior broadcast industry source.

Some were Brighthouse Cable Systems, which is represented by Time Warner in retrans negotiations. The deal represents over 3 million households served by Scripps local TV stations in the following markets:

Detroit
Milwaukee
Cleveland Green Bay
Cincinnati
Nashville
Tampa
Omaha
Buffalo
San Diego
Bakersfield
Kansas City
Indianapolis
Denver

“This is yet another example of broadcasters successfully reaching a carriage agreement with no drama and no disruption of service,” the source said. “Contrary to the hysteria generated by a small group of pay TV providers who are attempting to manufacture a ‘retrans crisis,’ the fact is that the vast majority of these deals are quietly concluded with no fanfare, and no blackout.”