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News items related to the Utica TV market. Counties: Herkimer, Oneida-East, Otsego.


Nexstar to Time Warner: Take WBRE off Utica Cable

Saturday Update: Nexstar CEO Asks Utica Mayor to Revoke TW Franchise Rights Updated 12/18 - UTICA -- A national TV trade website says Nexstar Broadcasting has issued a cease-and-desist letter to Time Warner Cable, regarding the cable company's decision to replace WKTV with WBRE, the Nexstar-owned NBC affiliate from Scranton, Pennsylvania.  TWC made the switch […]

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Deadline Passes: WKTV Pulled from Time Warner Lineups

Thursday Update: Time Warner Piping in WBRE from Scranton Updated 12/16 at 5:00pm - With no agreement over retransmission fees by 11:59pm Wednesday, NBC affiliate WKTV has been removed from certain Time Warner Cable lineups, including the system covering Utica and its immediate suburbs.   WKTV hopes viewers will pressure the cable company into buckling.  But Time […]

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WKTV Threatens to Leave Time Warner Lineup

UTICA-ROME -- We already told you about the battle Time Warner is facing with Sinclair-owned Syracuse TV stations WSYT and WNYS.  Now, the cable giant is reportedly in a dispute that could potentially result in Utica NBC affiliate WKTV being taken off the lineup.

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Tower Worker Who Fell Returns to Smith Hill

UTICA-ROME -- Two of the three men who fell from a Smith Hill broadcast tower on Monday have been released from the hospital... and one of the workers has already returned to climb the tower again.

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FCC Freezes New LPTV and TV Translator Apps

WASHINGTON -- The FCC's Media Bureau announced a temporary freeze on applications for new digital low-power television (LPTV) stations and TV translators "in so-called 'rural areas,'" effective immediately. The agency says holding those apps will allow staffers to focus on efforts to make more room for mobile broadband.

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Three Fall from Smith Hill Tower

Updated 10/26 at 8:00am -- UTICA-ROME -- NBC affiliate WKTV says three workers who fell from a transmission tower outside the station's Smith Hill studios this morning are expected to be okay.  "None of the injuries are considered to be life threatening," the station reported on its website, and one of the three workers has already […]

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