Scripps and Time Warner Cable have quietly struck a multiyear retransmission-consent agreement for stations representing more than 3 million households in 14 markets, a source familiar with the deal said.
The agreement also covers some Bright House Networkscable systems for which TWC handles retrans negotiations.
The affected markets are Bakersfield, Calif[ Cleveland; Cincinnati; Denver; Detroit; Milwaukee and Green Bay, Wisc.; Indianapolis; Kansas City; Nashville, Tenn.; Omaha, Neb.; San Diego; and Tampa, Fla.
The agreement comes as Charter Commuications and Time Warner Cable are trying to secure regulatory approval of their proposed merger.