FPB board approves agreement to carry WHAS

Public hearing to be held Jan. 16

At a special board meeting Friday morning, the Frankfort Plant Board approved an agreement with Tegna, Inc. to carry WHAS11. The ABC station out of Louisville will continue on cable channels 11 and 511 through Dec. 31, 2020.

At its monthly meeting earlier this month, the board also approved agreements with all of the Lexington stations (WTVQ, WKYT, WLEX and WDKY), the Louisville CBS affiliate (WLKY), effective Jan. 1, 2018, and bringing back Louisville’s WDRB for its top-rated local news coverage, effective Feb. 1, 2018

Because of the exponential increase in its retransmission fee, the board did not approve an agreement with Raycom Media, Inc. for the carriage of WAVE3, the NBC station out of Louisville. Beginning Jan.1, WAVE3 will no longer be on FPB’s cable lineup. Also, RLTV will cease distribution on Dec. 31 and will no longer be available on FPB’s Preferred Cable channel 166.

The board set a public hearing to allow for comment on the increasing rate for retransmission surcharge, increasing rate for bulk cable and increasing amounts for multi-service discounts.

The public hearing is set for Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 at 5 p.m. during the Board of Directors’ monthly meeting at the FPB administration building at 151 Flynn Ave in Frankfort.


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