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NBC 26 returns to Time Warner Cable tonight

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NBC 26 WGBA-TV Green Bay
NBC 26 WGBA-TV Green Bay

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - NBC 26 returns to Time Warner Cable customers' televisions tonight starting at 7 p.m.

Journal Broadcasting, the parent company of WGBA, reached a deal with the cable provider for its 15 stations nationwide, including WTMJ in Milwaukee. 

Journal TV stations were pulled by Time Warner back on July 25th after an agreement could not be reached over its retransmission fees. 

NBC 26 is moving channel positions for analog customers, going from channel 7 to 13. The digital position will be channel 1007.

"This is the result we were working so hard to achieve. It was essential for us to receive fair market value for our products and services so that we can continue to invest in the high-quality local and network programming our viewers deserve,” Andre Fernandez, President and CFO of Journal Communications, said in a statement.

“We’re very happy that all our viewers and customers can again receive our award-winning local newscasts, network programming and community service initiatives,” Fernandez added. “We’re pleased that Time Warner subscribers will again be able to see NFL Sunday Night Football, ‘The Voice,’ and the rest of the NBC/CBS new fall seasons. The agreement also guarantees they will have access to special programming, such as the 2015 Super Bowl and the next two Olympic games.”

The Journal contract dispute seemed to be on the back burner for Time Warner because they also pulled CBS and Showtime in numerous major markets during the same time.

Once a deal was reached with CBS, Time Warner held their first face to face meeting with Journal reps. 

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