Hearst, TWC reach agreement — WMTW to return to cable

It looks like WMTW will be back on Time Warner Cable.

TWC spokesman Andrew Russell put out a statement at 9:15 p.m. Thursday, saying the company and Hearst Television had reached a “long term agreement,” and customers could expect the signals to be back on shortly.

As of 10:30 p.m., the Hallmark channel was still on Ch. 8, which normally hosts WMTW.

Hearst had chosen to black out its signal on July 9 after negotiations with TWC had broken down. The blackout also affected carriage of WMUR-TV from Manchester, N.H.,  WNNE-TV from Hanover, N.H.,  and WCVB-TV out of Boston, Mass.