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Parent Company of Ft. Myers Station Sees Increase in TV Revenue Partly From Retrans Fees

In Florida, FOX, Ft. Myers-Naples, Retransmission on May 7, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Media conglomerate Journal Communications reported a 7.5 percent increase in its first quarter revenue from television stations in the period that ended March 25.

That’s a $2 million increase over last year, according to TVNewsCheck.com.

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LIN TV, Cable Provider Cox Reach Retrans Agreement at 11th Hour

In ABC, Alabama, CBS, COX Communications, CW, Florida, FOX, LIN Media, Mobile-Pensacola, MyTV, NBC, Retransmission on March 4, 2012 at 9:43 am

Mere hours before stations in five states, including Alabama, were slated to disappear from cable provider Cox Communications, a deal was reached to continue programming under a new retransmission agreement.

As we reported last month, the removal of those stations threatened two stations within the South TV News area, Mobile, Ala.-Pensacola, Fla., FOX affiliate WALA-TV and CW affiliate WFNA-TV.

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LIN TV Will Pull Florida, Rhode Island Stations From Cox Lineup Unless It Gets More Money

In Alabama, CBS, COX Communications, CW, Florida, FOX, LIN Media, Mobile-Pensacola, Retransmission on February 24, 2012 at 4:36 am

LIN Television Corporation will pull four stations from cable provider Cox Communications unless the two can negotiate a new retransmission agreement by March 1.

FierceCable reports the cable company will lose Mobile, Ala.-Pensacola, Fla., FOX affiliate WALA-TV and CW affiliate WFNA-TV, according to statements already posted to the stations’ websites.

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DISH Network Says Big Easy FOX Affiliate Too Expensive, Pulls Channel From Lineup

In FOX, Louisiana, New Orleans, Retransmission on February 6, 2012 at 9:51 am

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Those who live in New Orleans and subscribe to DISH Network won’t be seeing any WVUE broadcasts anytime soon, because the satellite provider is accusing the FOX affiliate of being “unreasonable in its demands.”

Local TV blog TVSpy reports WVUE is asking for up to 300 percent in affiliate fee increases, according to a statement from a DISH Network senior VP.

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Sunbeam Stations Reach Transmission Agreement With DirecTV In Time For Super Bowl

In Florida, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, NBC, Retransmission on January 29, 2012 at 8:45 am

Two stations which have been in contract disputes with satellite provider DirecTV since Jan. 13 will now be carried, just in time for Super Bowl XLVI.

WHDH-TV in Boston and WSVN in Miami are owned by Sunbeam Television Corporation.

On Thursday, WHDH general manager Chris Wayland released a statement.

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Retrans Agreement Reached with DirecTV, Mississippi Station

In CBS, Columbus-Tupelo-West Point-Houston, Mississippi, Retransmission on December 30, 2011 at 2:54 am

What station doesn’t want to get paid just for being carried?

In the most recent example of media companies negotiating for more dollars, DirecTV and CBS affiliate WCBI-TV have reached an agreement to continue carrying the north Mississippi station as part of its local channel lineup.

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Alabama FOX Station Could Go Black Unless Agreement Is Reached

In Alabama, COX Communications, CW, Florida, FOX, LIN Media, Mobile-Pensacola, Retransmission on March 29, 2011 at 1:07 am

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LIN Media

LIN Media, with stations in six states across the eastern U.S., has announced to viewers of its stations that a potential blackout could come this week unless their parent company reaches a new retransmission agreement with COX Communications.

TVSpy reports this week that nine stations are at risk, including two in the southeast: FOX affiliate WALA and CW affiliate WFNA. These two stations are in the Mobile, Ala.-Pensacola, Fla., market.

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