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KHON, Oceanic reach carriage agreement

By Erika Engle

LAST UPDATED: 12:23 p.m. HST, May 31, 2013

Honolulu Fox network KHON-TV and The CW affiliate are still on the Oceanic Time Warner Cable system though an 11 a.m. blackout deadline has passed.

KHON and Oceanic parent companies have reached agreement on a contract that will enable continued carriage of Fox and CW network and local programming in Hawaii.

An announcement on the KHON website states: "This fair resolution ensures that we can continue to provide top quality news, sports, entertainment, and other local programming that is most important to you."

The agreement covers KHON and dozens of mainland sister-stations owned by LIN Media.

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LizKauai wrote:
Dish Network rocks.
on May 31,2013 | 11:01AM
JBS wrote:
Did you know... Dish gets its local TV station feed via a deal with Oceanic? If KHON had pulled the plug...your DISH service would have gone blank with KHON as well. Dish will face a LIN rate increase push when its old contract expires. There's no free content whatever your delivery choice.
on May 31,2013 | 01:48PM
false wrote:
it's interesting how we all--even KHON--get locked into arrangements where we're screwed if we try to go without them. Health insurance, auto insurance, credit cards--we're part of a system that holds us captive to its many parts. It almost makes being homeless, or living in a tent on Ward, begin to sound appealing.
on May 31,2013 | 11:08AM
juscasting wrote:
Well said!
on May 31,2013 | 11:13AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Don't look for me living on the street in a tent. I still know right from wrong.
on May 31,2013 | 11:51AM
false wrote:
what's right and what's wrong, in your view?
on May 31,2013 | 12:11PM
loquaciousone wrote:
Monopolies in Hawaii are the 80000 pound gorillas. When they say jump, we ask how high?
on May 31,2013 | 11:10AM
LizKauai wrote:
Yeah- the conversation was between Fox and Time-Warner...
on May 31,2013 | 11:19AM
JBS wrote:
A monopoly had nothing to do with this situation. LIN the owner of KHON2 and a bunch of stations on the mainland wanted a lot more money. A huge amount more from the last contract covering KHON2...per media reports. How is LIN being told how high to jump when they demanded the big increase? They were the ones threatening to pulll their programming. In the end...they probably blnkied and gave in a bit while TW likely paid a bit more than they wanted. In the end, subscribers pick up the tab.
on May 31,2013 | 01:44PM
Songoboy wrote:
They reached an agreement, per the KHON website!
on May 31,2013 | 11:22AM
Sunny wrote:
Well I guess I can watch Joe Moore this evening!
on May 31,2013 | 11:30AM
mikethenovice wrote:
As a Oceanic subscriber, I can still gain from these rate gains as a shareholder. It like paying yourself.
on May 31,2013 | 11:53AM
haolecrab wrote:
This contract renewal for carriage of LIN Media stations is not an Oceanic vs KHON battle! LIN owns several tv stations, in major markets, across the country, and their viewers receive these broacasts via cable and satelite. I applaud Time Warner, again, for keeping product costs down, which directly reflect in our cable tv bills. Broadcast, especially network tv, (ABC, CBS, NBS, Fox) are slowly loosing market share to other providers. The "cable" channels have great programming, crossing many demographic lines. The days of broadcast tv dominating the market are melting away.
on May 31,2013 | 12:02PM
BlueDolphin53 wrote:
I would have had no problem with TW/Oceanic dropping Lin/KHON. TW should hold the line when it comes to these ridiculous fees that networks force them to pay (which of course gets passed down to us).
on May 31,2013 | 01:59PM
localguy wrote:
As Rodney King said, "Can we all just get along?"
on May 31,2013 | 02:06PM
dlum003 wrote:
Network providers like Hearst and Lin extort cable & dish services, then turn around and run TV ads blaming them for the impasse. The high costs of video service is due to programming costs, not the distributors.
on May 31,2013 | 03:48PM
HazieMae wrote:
Ted Baxter, Jr is free to newsread another day.
on May 31,2013 | 03:57PM
BigErn wrote:
It was fun telling Oceanic "get lost!" and getting DirecTV installed. More channels, less costly, less outages, better customer service and NFL Ticket.
on May 31,2013 | 07:23PM
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