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Local News
12:20 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Time Warner Takes WLKY Off Insight Cable

For the second time this summer, a Louisville TV station has been pulled from the Insight Cable lineup.

WLKY's parent company Hearst has been in negotiations with Insight's parent company Time Warner Cable for weeks. The talks have centered around the retransmission agreement, a document that stipulates how much Time Warner pays to rebroadcast WLKY's content.

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Local News
3:18 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

WDRB Boss to Local Stations: You're Next

WDRB-TV in Louisville is currently without about half of its audience as negotiations continue with Time Warner Cable.

The talks are over how much Time Warner should pay WDRB to broadcast local content. Time Warner says it has offered a rate comparable to what Insight used to pay WDRB, but station officials say it won't cover the necessary costs to keep that station a Fox affiliate.

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Local News
10:58 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Without Cable Contract, WDRB Will Stream Newscasts

With the channel no longer available on Time Warner (formerly Insight) Cable, WDRB will put its local newscasts online.

The streaming will begin at 11:30 am Friday.

Response to the situation has been mixed. Comments on WDRB's website and Facebook page range from mournful—several say "I miss WDRB"—to angry, with commenters blaming either or both sides.

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