(edited from TampaBay.com) – Bright House Networks customers in the Tampa Bay area will have to look elsewhere for their daily programming, as a dispute has led owners Hearst Corp. to pull it Tampa channels, including WMOR-TV, its digital Spanish-language channel Estrella, digital movie channel this TV and Orlando channel’s WESH-TV and WKCF-TV, off the cable television system.
In Tampa, that means WMOR and this TV have been replaced by HBO Family programming (screen capture below) ; Estrella is replaced by Bright House’s Spanish-language regional news network, InfoMas. (I can still see this TV in my office, where the cable line is plugged directly into an HD TV set)
“It’s not a pleasant thing for our viewers to go through,” said Ken Lucas, president and general manager at WMOR, who estimates he spoke to or emailed dozens of viewers today. “But I don’t think it will hurt us long term.”
In Orlando, Bright House has substituted NBC affiliate WESH-TV with another NBC station, WBRE-TV in Wilkes-Barre, Pa….Cont….