Scripps, TWC Reportedly Re-Up Retrans Deal


E.W. Scripps CompanyTime Warner CableE.W. Scripps and Time Warner Cable have re-negotiated their re-transmission agreement, according to a senior broadcast source with knowledge of the talks.

The multi-year deal represents 3M+ Scripps households with local television stations in the following markets: Bakersfield, Buffalo, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Denver, Detroit, Green Bay, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Nashville, Omaha, San Diego and Tampa.

Some of the markets are served by Bright House Cable Systems, which is represented by TWC in retrans negotiations.

The deal comes as Charter and TWC seek FCC approval of their merger.

The source called the deal an example of broadcasters successfully reaching a carriage agreement with no service disruption.

This is in contrast to the Nexstar-Cox retransmission carriage dispute which has led to a blackout in 9 states, we reported.