Re: Time Warner/NBC question.
Time-Warner settled with the owner of our local ABC affiliate, owned by another company, a mere two days before the deadline.
My recommendation would be to protect your wallet and stick with your cable provider. In a world where most households have 60+ channels, the stations need the cable provider more than the cable provider needs the station. If the station wins, your cable bill goes up. If the station stays off of cable during the November ratings period, it will lose many thousands of dollars from the lower ratings that will result.