Judge Backs Time Warner Cable’s Effort to Limit Programming Disruption During Broadcaster Blackouts

Washington, D.C. September 11, 2012 – A victory for TV viewers came this weekend after U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Solis, of the Northern District of Texas, rejected Nextstar Broadcasting’s challenge to Time Warner Cable’s effort to minimize disruption to its subscribers during a blackout earlier this year.

After local broadcasters blacked out stations in Cincinnati, Louisville, Orlando, Winston-Salem and Burlington-Plattsburgh, Time Warner Cable imported Nexstar’s TV signals into those markets so viewers would continue to have access to network programming. 

Nexstar promptly sued Time Warner Cable and asked the court to require TWC to remove the signals, proving once again that broadcasters care only about their business profits and not the consumers.

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