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Hearst Television, Time Warner Cable reach agreement

From KITV:

Hearst Television Inc. announced that it has reached a retransmission consent agreement with Time Warner Cable covering carriage of Hearst Television stations in the markets listed below.

“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,” said Hearst Television President & CEO David Barrett. “This process has been an important step to insure the ongoing vitality of our local TV service in communities across the country.”

Hearst Television, a national multi-media company, owns and operates 29 local television stations and two local radio stations, serving 30 U.S. cities and reaching approximately 18 percent of U.S. television households.

The TV stations broadcast 60 video channels, featuring local and national news, weather, information, sports and entertainment programming, and local community service-oriented programs. The stations also host and operate digital on-line and mobile platforms that extend the company’s brands and content to local, national and international audiences.

Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s premier companies, and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst Corporation.

Hearst Stations and Markets Affected

* KETV – Omaha

* KITV – Honolulu

* KMBC/KCWE – Kansas City

* WCVB – Boston

* WESH/WKCF – Orlando

* WLKY – Lousiville

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Statement from Oceanic Time Warner Cable:

Great News! 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. We thank our customers for their patience and their willingness to stick with us through another unnecessary broadcaster blackout.

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