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General Manager of WIVB and WNLO Discusses Time-Warner Stand-Off

Chris Musial, president and general manager of WIVB and WNLO
Chris Musial, president and general manager of WIVB and WNLO

By Eileen Buckley


Buffalo, NY – The owner of Channels 4 and 23 in Buffalo continue negotiations with Time-Warner Cable, but for now the two channels remain blacked out from the Time-Warner line up. The channels were removed last Friday. The carrier contract expired when LIN Broadcasting and the cable company failed to reach agreement. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley visited Channel 4 Tuesday to talk with the station's general manager about the controversy.

Time Warner Cable says LIN removed its signal from the lineup at midnight last Friday after refusing to grant an extension. That extensions would have allowed the cable company to keep the broadcast channels as negotiations continued. But Time Warner says LIN refused. The cable company says it will continue to negotiate on behalf of its customers to resolve the situation.

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