Time Warner Cable drops Texas stations after retransmission deal expires

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Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) dropped four TV stations from its cable systems in Corpus Christi, Texas, after its retransmission-consent agreement with station group owner Cordelia Communications expired early this morning.

The move leaves about 80,000 subscribers without NBC affiliates KRIS-TV and KDF-TV, in addition to stations that carry programming from Telemundo and The CW.

Officials at KRIS-TV say that the company offered to extend the retransmission-consent agreement through Dec. 31, but that Time Warner Cable didn't respond to the offer. "Time Warner has chosen to drop these stations, even though we continue to work towards a new agreement," KRIS-TV wrote in a message posted on its Website Tuesday.

Look for Time Warner Cable and Cordelia to reach a new deal, or agree to terms to a temporary extension by Sunday night. That's when NBC is scheduled to broadcast the Baltimore Ravens-San Diego Chargers Sunday Night Football game.

For more:
- see statement from KRIS-TV
- Corpus Christi Caller Times has this story

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