Updated 07/10/2012 05:40 PM
WXII pulls programming from TWC as companies negotiate carriage agreement
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GREENSBORO – Time Warner Cable customers in the Triad are seeing a different NBC station Tuesday.
On Monday night, Hearst Television, which owns WXII in Winston-Salem decided to pull its programming from Time Warner Cable. The two companies have been negotiating a new carriage agreement but were unable to make a deal before the old agreement expired at midnight.
Time Warner Cable says Hearst was asking for a nearly 300 percent increase in the fee it pays for the rights to air WXII's programming.
In a statement, Time Warner Cable said, “It's important for us to stand up for our customers and keep programming costs under control."
On its website, WXII said, "Unfortunately, notwithstanding our best efforts to reach a new carriage agreement, we were unable to do so."
Both sides say they will continue to negotiate, but in the meantime, Time Warner Cable customers will receive the NBC affiliate in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., instead of WXII so customers will not miss any NBC network programming.
Time Warner Cable is the parent company of News 14 Carolina.