Prepare for another round of affiliate owner/cable network squabbles, as LIN TV has announced negotiations with Charter Communications "appear unlikely" to result in a retrans agreement, and that cable customers in Grand Rapids, Green Bay, Hartford-New Haven, Springfield (Mass), Dayton, Providence and Toledo can expect affected stations to be pulled from the lineup when the current agreement expires June 30. Of course LIN TV is taking the opportunity to educate customers about DISH Network where the stations are available courtesy of their recent agreement. Check after the break for a list of potentially affected stations while we hope for an 11th hour reprieve, although with the two sides at odds over what "fair market value" of digital signal is, we're not confident this will turn out any better than the 4 month break Suddenlink customers experienced earlier this year. (Warning: PDF read link.)

  • Green Bay: WLUK-TV (Fox)
  • Grand Rapids: WOOD-TV (NBC), WOTV-TV (ABC), WXSP-TV (MNT)
  • Hartford-New Haven: WTNH-TV (ABC), WCTX-TV (MNT)
  • Springfield (Mass): WWLP-TV (NBC)
  • Dayton: WDTN-TV (NBC)
  • Providence: WPRI-TV (CBS), WNAC-TV (Fox)
  • Toldeo: WUPW-TV (Fox)

HDTV Listings for June 4, 2008