Everything Comes Up Roses


Cable subscribers in Corpus Christi, Texas, will be able to see their beloved Texas Longhorns play in the Rose Bowl on TV Jan. 4.

Late Friday afternoon, ABC affiliate KIII granted Time Warner Cable, which has more than 100,000 subscribers in the market, a retransmission-consent extension until Jan. 31, according to Time Warner spokesman Keith Cocozza and station general manager Dick Drilling.

Without the extension, the broadcaster was set to pull its signal at the end of the day Dec. 31 from Time Warner. The system’s customers would then have missed watching the Rose Bowl Wednesday, in which the University of Texas will play the University of Southern California for college football’s national championship. Now, Time Warner and the station will have one month to try to hammer out a deal.

In addition, KIII reached tentative retransmission-consent agreements Friday with Charter Communications Inc. and Cable One Inc. in Corpus Christi, Drilling said. So KIII will remain on both of those systems, as well as on Time Warner.