Retrans consent battles have become a real thorn in cable’s side, an appropriate analogy for the current impasse between Time Warner Cable and McKinnon Broadcasting station KBMT in Beaumont, TX. If a deal can’t be reached by Wed at midnight, the ABC affil’s signal will be yanked, preventing the MSO’s area subs from watching the Rose Bowl without an antenna. "Negotiations are ongoing and we’re trying to reach a deal that makes sense for our customers," said a Time Warner Cable spokesperson. Also, the broadcaster will reportedly begin Thurs broadcasting NBC content in the market as well. — Meanwhile, Nexstar said more than a dozen regional cable ops may be forced to remove Thurs the signals of a local NBC and CBS affil serving PA areas near Wilkes-Barre, citing retrans disagreements. — Cable One reached an agreement with Meredith -owned KPHO, a CBS affil out of Phoenix that was threatening to pull its signal Thurs.

The Daily


Mediacom, West Des Moines Settle

The West Des Moines City Council on Tuesday night approved a settlement with Mediacom resolving the operator’s lawsuit over the city’s construction of a $50 million conduit network. The vote was 4-0, with

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up


Jan 21
Cablefax 100 – 2022 Nominations Due: January 21, 2022
Mar 11
The FAXIES 2022Entry Deadline: March 11
Apr 1
Cablefax Top Ops – 2022Nominations Due: April 1, 2022
Jun 3
The Diversity List – 2022Nomination Deadline: June 3
Aug 12
Most Powerful Women – 2022Nominations Due: August 12
Full Calendar


Seeking an INDUSTRY JOB?

Hiring? In conjunction with our sister brand, Cynopsis, we are offering hiring managers a deep pool of media-savvy, skilled candidates at a range of experience levels and sectors, The result will be an even more robust industry job board, to help both employers and job seekers.

Contact for more information.