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LIN Reaches Retrans Deal with Cox, Averting Blackout

LIN Media and Cox Communications reached a new retrans agreement on Wednesday, avoiding a blackout of LIN stations in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Virginia, and Alabama.

The previous retrans deal was set to expire at midnight on Wednesday.

“We are pleased to inform you that we have reached a contract with Cox,” LIN announced in a statement posted on the websites of stations affected by the negotiations.  “We appreciate your tremendous support throughout these negotiations.” Read more

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LIN Reaches Tentative Retrans Agreement with Cox

LIN Media and cable provider Cox Communications have reached a tentative agreement on a new retrans deal just hours before their current carriage contract expires.

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.

LIN Media Warns Viewers of Potential COX Blackout

LIN Media stations along the east coast are warning viewers of a potential blackout this week if their parent company cannot reach a new retrans agreement with COX Communications. LIN’s current carriage deal with COX expires at midnight on March 31st.

“Please know that we are working hard to reach a new agreement with COX so you will not lose your favorite programming,” reads a statement from LIN that has been posted on the websites of affected stations. “If we do not reach an agreement, by law, COX cannot carry our television stations on its cable system.”

LIN’s statement goes on to suggest that, in the event of a blackout, viewers switch to a competing pay-TV provider.

Here’s a list of the stations that could go dark this week… Read more