Time Warner Cable, Meredith Reach Retrans Deal


Time Warner Cable said it reached a retransmission consent agreement in principle with Meredith Corp. on July 31, avoiding a blackout of four broadcast television stations in Kansas City, Mo.; Nashville, Tenn., and Springfield, Mass.

Meredith extended Time Warner Cable's retrans rights for the channels to July 31 while the two parties hammered out the finer points of the deal. Terms were not disclosed.

"We have reached an agreement in principle with Meredith for continued carriage of their channels; there will be no interruption in customers' viewing," Time Warner Cable said in a statement.

The stations involved were KCTV-CBS and KSMO-MyNetwork TV in Kansas City, WSHM-CBS in Springfield; and WSMV-NBC in Nashville.