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If a broadcaster goes dark in a retrans fight, it’s not a given it will get its old channel spot back once a new agreement is reached. Time Warner Cable and Journal Broadcast finally buried the hatchet Fri, with Journal stations off the MSO’s lineup since July 25 returning. But TMJ4 in Milwaukee didn’t return to channel 4, despite its name. It’s now on channel 2, while GSN continues to occupy the channel 4 slot it moved into during the dispute. TMJ4 did keep its channel 1004 HD spot. The lengthy blackout included Journal stations in Milwaukee, Green Bay/Appleton, Omaha, Nashville and Palm Springs DMAs. TWC svp, content acquisition Andrew Rosenberg thanked customers for their patience: "As in all of our negotiations, we aim to hold down programming costs and retain our ability to deliver a great video experience for our customers. We are glad that we were able to achieve both." Journal pres/CFO Andre Fernandez also claimed victory, saying "this is the result we were working so hard to achieve."

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