Spartan, cablers ink retrans deal

Spartan Radiocasting, a South Carolina-based radio and TV station owner, has cut retransmission consent deals with two local cable firms in which the cablers will pay cash for Spartan’s TV station signals.

Spartan prez Nick Evans said details are confidential, but that “this proves that such agreements can be made, and that the broadcast signal has value.”

Spartan owns ABC affiliate WMBB-TV, Panama City, Fla.; CBS affil KIMT-TV, Mason City, Iowa; CBS affil WBTW-TV, Florence, S.C.; ABC affil WJBF-TV, Augusta, Ga.; and CBS affil WSPA-TV, Greenville, S.C.

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