Rival KMBC and its parent Hearst recently settled its fight with Time Warner Cable and was back on its cable network on Thurday, but now it is KCTV/KSMO and its parent Meredith Corporation that are trying to work out a resolution with TWC before it goes dark at midnight on Wednesday.
KCTV has been running crawls during its programming warning TWC customers that they might not be able to get the CBS affiliate if a settlement cannot be reached. The station is providing a phone number urging TWC viewers to pressure the cable company into settling the standoff.
The contract is between Time Warner Cable and Meredith Corp., which owns 12 broadcast stations around the country.
Ironically, the TWC-KCTV dispute deadline is July 25—the final day of the July TV Sweeps period.