Boston’s ABC affiliate WCVB-TV has officially entered the retransmission wars.
From The Boston Channel website:
BOSTON — NOTICE TO CABLE SUBSCRIBERS:
WCVB-TV Channel 5’s parent company, Hearst Television, is currently negotiating a renewal of its carriage agreement with various cable operators, including Metrocast, RCN, Shrewsbury Electric and Cable, Beld/Braintree Electric, Norwood Light Broadband, Argent Communications and Southern Vermont Cable.
If negotiations are not successfully concluded before December 31, 2011, you may not be able to view WCVB on your local cable system, but you will be able to receive WCVB over the air and from other cable and satellite providers.
We will post updates on our discussions with these cable operators on TheBostonChannel.com.
Look for other local TV stations to jump on the pig pile soon.