KXAN goes dark for Time Warner customers
By Diane Holloway | Friday, October 3, 2008, 12:00 AM
It’s midnight, and KXAN has been dropped from Time Warner Cable’s lineup. The Oct. 2 deadline for a new retransmission contract came and went without a settlement.
Negotiations will continue Friday in an attempt to settle the dispute and return KXAN and its NBC programming back to Time Warner’s Cable Channel 4. At issue is KXAN’s demand to be paid “less than a penny a day per subscriber,” according to the station, and Time Warner’s insistence that a free, over-the-air station should not be paid for its signal.