NEW YORK, NY - December 7, 2009 -Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) and Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBGI) announced today that they have entered into a one-year extension of their retransmission consent agreement. The extension ensures that Time Warner Cable customers will have uninterrupted access to Sinclair’s broadcast television stations.
The Sinclair stations in Time Warner Cable systems include, but are not limited to the following:
- Fox affiliates in Columbus and Dayton, OH; Buffalo, Syracuse and Rochester NY; and San Antonio, TX.
- A CBS affiliate in Portland, ME.
- ABC affiliates in Greensboro, NC; and Columbus and Dayton, OH.
- CW affiliates in Milwaukee, WI and Raleigh, NC.
- MyNetwork Television affiliates in San Antonio, TX; Milwaukee, WI; Raleigh and Greensboro, NC; Buffalo and Syracuse, NY; Cincinnati, OH; and Tampa, FL (managed by Bright House Networks).
Additional terms of the extension were not disclosed.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with technologically advanced, well-clustered systems located in five geographic areas - New York State (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas. Time Warner Cable serves more than 14 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Time Warner Cable Media Sales, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions that are targeted and affordable. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmediasales.com.
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 58 television stations in 35 markets. Sinclair's television group reaches approximately 22% of U.S. television households and is affiliated with all major networks. Sinclair owns equity interests in various non-broadcast related companies.
Sinclair regularly uses its website as a key source of information and can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.