Repeat Offender’s Fifth Blackout Since 2007
Washington D.C. August 31, 2011 – Fresh on the heels of Hurricane Irene, LIN Media has carried out its threat to blackout viewers in areas prone to hurricanes and tornados. This marks the fifth time since 2007 that LIN has exploited its government-mandated privileges on retransmission consent and pulled the plug on viewers. This broadcaster bullying is not going to stop until Congress or the FCC level the playing field by changing outdated rules.
Markets affected by the LIN Media blackout on Mediacom: Mobile-Pensacola; Grand Rapids – Kalamazoo – Battle Creek; Green Bay-Appleton; Ft. Wayne; Lafayette; Terra Haute. Stations include ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and CW affiliates.