Northern Michigan: Newsmakers Dec. 17, 2008

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Charter Communications and Alpena's WBKB have been affiliated since the cable giant provided its service in Michigan. Now local viewers are looking at the realization of not having its regional CBS channel available via cable. Every three-years the station classifies itself to Charter. It can categorized as a must carry station, or re-transmission consent status. The consent status means the two parties must reach a mutual agreement in regards to broadcasting and funds. WBKB has chosen the later and has informed Charter it must drop the channel from its packages as of Dec. 31 if an agreement isn't in place. "We got notification that they wanted to have the signal off the air on December 31," Charter Spokes Person Tim Ransberger said. "We are continuing to hope for a positive solution though." WBKB General Manager Cher Allen understands the cable provider's concerns, but also looks at expenses the station pays to bring quality programming to Northeast Michigan... WBKB, Charter at odds? (Tue, 12/16)

 

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