Thu June 7, 2012
WDRB Back On Cable
Cable customers in Louisville can once again watch the city's Fox affiliate, WDRB.
The station was previously at an impasse with Time Warner Cable over how much the provider should pay to broadcast WDRB's local and network content. Last week, the contract between the two expired and Time Warner pulled WDRB and its sister station WMYO from the cable lineup.
The move left WDRB with about half of its audience, according to general manager Bill Lamb. WDRB was seeking higher fees from Time Warner, which Lamb said would go entirely to the Fox network to keep the station's affiliation.
Neither side has released any details of the agreement, but both WDRB and WMYO were back in the cable lineup late Wednesday evening. A post on a Time Warner website says the company has reached a "long term" agreement with WDRB parent company Block Communications.