LIN, which oversees 32 stations in 17 markets across the country, has reached an “agreement in principle” with Cox, according to a statement, that is “subject to execution of a definitive contract.”
The agreement means that Cox avoids the type of drama that unfolded earlier this month when LIN, unable to reach a new retrans deal with DISH Network, pulled 27 stations from the satellite TV service.
A new deal with Cox will ensure that LIN stations in five markets along the east coast (full list here) will continue being carried on the company’s cable systems.
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