Hearst Television has usually been a station group that has managed to avoid retrans impasses, but that streak has come to a crashing end on Wednesday (July 10). Hearst dropped its stations from Time Warner systems in 13 markets affecting approximately two million people (stations directly impacted are KITV/Honolulu, WTAE-TV/Pittsburgh, WLWT/Cincinnati, WPTZ/Plattsburgh, New York, WCVB-TV/Boston, WMUR-TV/Manchester, New Hampshire, KMBC-TV and KCWE/Kansas City, WXII-TV/Winston-Salem, North Carolina, WMOR-TV/Tampa (licensed to Lakeland, Florida), WESH-TV and WKCF/Orlando, WMTW/Portland, Maine and KETV/Omaha). Time Warner appears to have piped in out-of-market stations corresponding with the network affiliations of each of the stations in all but one market that is affected by this retrans impasse: an example is in Louisville, Kentucky, where CBS affiliate WLKY-TV was pulled from Insight Communications in the area, which was also impacted by the agreement as Time Warner Cable handles all carriage agreements for Insight due to its February 2012 acquisition of that cable company. WLKY was substituted on Insight in the Louisville area with WROC-TV, a Nexstar Broadcasting-owned CBS affiliate in... Rochester, New York (meaning that Louisville residents are getting CBS programming from a station 600 miles away from the city). Other stations being imported include WTWO/Terre Haute supplying NBC programming in Cincinnati to replace WLWT, and WBRE-TV/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania supplying NBC programming to Moultonborough, New Hampshire and Plattsburgh, New York subscribers who lost WPTZ; and Greensboro, North Carolina subscribers who lost WXII. The replaced stations were in markets where the respective stations failed to submit non-network duplication notices with the FCC, so TIme Warner found a loophole to the rule that typically disallows the importing of out-of-market station signals. Hawaii residents who subscribe to Oceanic Time Warner Cable, however, have no access to ABC programming whatsoever, instead the KITV channel space is replaced with a message explaining its removal from Time Warner. Besides the fact that they are still available over-the-air (of course), and on DirecTV and Dish (as well as in a few of the affected markets, AT&T U-verse or Verizon FiOS), in markets where there are more than one cable provider (such as Milwaukee and Kansas City), Hearst stations are still available in the market through pay TV. Apparently, one station is unaffected as WISN/Milwaukee remains available on Time Warner due to a side deal with Charter Communications.