(NECN) - There's good news Friday night for New England Cable News viewers in Maine, parts of New Hampshire and in the Berkshires.
As we've been reporting, Time Warner Cable was planning to stop carrying NECN at the end of the year.
Friday, Time Warner Cable says it has reconsidered its decision and will keep NECN on the channel line-up into 2014, which means there will be no disruption of service.
A group of congressional leaders from New England, including Mass. Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, Maine Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree, became involved and are applauding Time Warner Cable's decision.
In a statement released Friday, NECN's Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike St. Peter says "We appreciate that the residents of Maine and New England view NECN as a critical service. We are thrilled Time Warner heard their customers' voices and will continue to carry NECN. We remain committed to quality programming and our partnership with Time Warner."
NECN is owned by NBC Universal, which is part of the Comcast Corporation.