ABC, Hearst in accord with TW

Capital Cities/ABC and Hearst Corp. have entered into an agreement with Time Warner Cable for continued cable carriage of the television signals of Hearst- and CapCities/ABC-owned television stations broadcasting in the markets served by Time Warner’s cable systems.

In exchange for permission to carry CapCities/ABC’s and Hearst’s stations, Time Warner Cable has agreed to launch ESPN2, a youth-oriented sports network, on a nationwide basis.

ESPN, which is owned 80% by CapCities/ABC and 20% by Hearst, recently announced that it will launch ESPN2 this fall. CapCities/ABC and Hearst are also joint venture partners in Lifetime Television and the Arts & Entertainment Network.

ESPN2 will be a second national sports programming service emphasizing the entertainment appeal of sports and designed to reach younger audiences.

Separately, CapCities/ABC announced Wednesday the purchase of WYAY-FM, a radio station serving Atlanta and Gainesville, Ga., from NewCity Communications Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

NewCity, headquartered in Bridgeport, Conn., now operates 12 radio stations around the country with the completion of this sale.

New York-based CapCities owns and operates 18 radio stations.

More TV

  • Gretchen Carlson

    Gretchen Carlson Defends Miss America Organization Against Bullying Charge From 2018 Winner

    Capital Cities/ABC and Hearst Corp. have entered into an agreement with Time Warner Cable for continued cable carriage of the television signals of Hearst- and CapCities/ABC-owned television stations broadcasting in the markets served by Time Warner’s cable systems. In exchange for permission to carry CapCities/ABC’s and Hearst’s stations, Time Warner Cable has agreed to launch […]

  • Chris Messina, Sharp Objects

    'Sharp Objects': Chris Messina on Richard's 'Broken Heart' and the Moment He Lost Control

    Capital Cities/ABC and Hearst Corp. have entered into an agreement with Time Warner Cable for continued cable carriage of the television signals of Hearst- and CapCities/ABC-owned television stations broadcasting in the markets served by Time Warner’s cable systems. In exchange for permission to carry CapCities/ABC’s and Hearst’s stations, Time Warner Cable has agreed to launch […]

  • Jackie Weaver attends the centerpiece gala

    Jacki Weaver Heads Cast of Stan Original Series 'Bloom'

    Capital Cities/ABC and Hearst Corp. have entered into an agreement with Time Warner Cable for continued cable carriage of the television signals of Hearst- and CapCities/ABC-owned television stations broadcasting in the markets served by Time Warner’s cable systems. In exchange for permission to carry CapCities/ABC’s and Hearst’s stations, Time Warner Cable has agreed to launch […]

  • Debra MessingProject Angel Food honoring Debra

    'Will & Grace': Debra Messing Talks David Schwimmer's Guest Role

    Capital Cities/ABC and Hearst Corp. have entered into an agreement with Time Warner Cable for continued cable carriage of the television signals of Hearst- and CapCities/ABC-owned television stations broadcasting in the markets served by Time Warner’s cable systems. In exchange for permission to carry CapCities/ABC’s and Hearst’s stations, Time Warner Cable has agreed to launch […]

  • Late-Night TV's Growing Problem: Maybe There's

    Late-Night TV Has a Growing Problem: Maybe There's Too Much of It

    Capital Cities/ABC and Hearst Corp. have entered into an agreement with Time Warner Cable for continued cable carriage of the television signals of Hearst- and CapCities/ABC-owned television stations broadcasting in the markets served by Time Warner’s cable systems. In exchange for permission to carry CapCities/ABC’s and Hearst’s stations, Time Warner Cable has agreed to launch […]

  • David Harbour'Stranger Things' event, Los Angeles,

    'Stranger Things' Season 3 Is Inspired by 1985's 'Fletch' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Capital Cities/ABC and Hearst Corp. have entered into an agreement with Time Warner Cable for continued cable carriage of the television signals of Hearst- and CapCities/ABC-owned television stations broadcasting in the markets served by Time Warner’s cable systems. In exchange for permission to carry CapCities/ABC’s and Hearst’s stations, Time Warner Cable has agreed to launch […]

  • Disney Channel logo

    TV News Roundup: Disney Channel Announces 'Coop & Cami' Premiere Date

    Capital Cities/ABC and Hearst Corp. have entered into an agreement with Time Warner Cable for continued cable carriage of the television signals of Hearst- and CapCities/ABC-owned television stations broadcasting in the markets served by Time Warner’s cable systems. In exchange for permission to carry CapCities/ABC’s and Hearst’s stations, Time Warner Cable has agreed to launch […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content