After almost a full week of being off Time Warner's cable feed, Hearst, the parent company of WISN-TV Ch. 12, and the cable provider have made a retransmission agreement.
My guess is they wanted to make sure a deal was in place before the opening of the Olympics next week. Hearst owns a number of NBC affiliates in other TV markets across the U.S.
"Hearst Television has reached an agreement with Time Warner Cable," Ch. 12 released in a statement late Thursday night. "WISN 12 returned to the TWC lineup Thursday evening. We thank you for your patience during this inconvenience. We are glad to be back."
Time Warner also released a statement, as well:
"We have reached a long-term agreement with Hearst Television and our customers can expect their signals to be restored to our cable systems shortly. We thank our customers for their patience and their willingness to stick with us through another unnecessary broadcaster blackout."
As I reported before, I hate it when viewers are caught in the middle of a debate between corporations. As a business executive, I do understand, but on a personal level, I hate it. And I know there are people working in the broadcast world – both networks and carriers – that feel the same way.
No Talkbacks for this article.
Post your comment/review now
Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff.
Recent Articles & Blogs by Steve Kabelowsky
Published April 18, 2014
The producers at "CBS Sports Spectacular" are allowing University of Wisconsin fans relive the men's basketball team's run to the Final Four of the championship tournament.The "Moments of NCAA March Madness: Final Four" will air Saturday at 1 p.m. on WDJT-TV CBS 58.
Published April 16, 2014
WITI-TV Fox 6 anchor and reporter Brad Hicks recently gave an address at the United Nations in New York on ALS for the Media 4 Social Impact Summit 2014.
Published April 14, 2014
What I do know, is that a number of shows were groundbreaking, and that emergence is celebrated in the PBS series "Pioneers of Television," which starts its fourth season on Tuesday.
Published April 11, 2014
This week, CBS announced that Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman when he retires his "Late Show" sometime next year. It's this latest move that creates an opportunity to look at the unique Milwaukee history with the TV shows on after the late local newscasts.
Published April 9, 2014
Milwaukee Public Television and the Milwaukee Ballet present "Peter Pan" for a national audience on PBS at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 18.
Published April 7, 2014
Turner Sports' and CBS Sports' presentation of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Semifinals on TBS, TNT and truTV, created history with the two most-watched college basketball telecasts in cable television history.
Published April 4, 2014
When executive producer Dan Jones and his team at Milwaukee Public Television heard about the next Ken Burns project - "The Address" - they knew they had to do something special to help get the word out.
Published April 2, 2014
Michele McKnight, the evening host on WXSS-FM 103.7 Kiss FM, signed off in Milwaukee for the last time on Monday night.
Published March 31, 2014
On Tuesday, Disney releases "The Pirate Fairy" on a Blu-ray, DVD and digital combo pack, telling another tale from a place that's beyond the second star to the right and straight on till morning.
Published March 31, 2014
Some cable business outlets just cover the news of the day but Fox Business Network's Deirdre Bolton knew she wanted to do more than just deliver information on the markets.