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Hearst Stations Including WESH Orlando Dark on Cox as Hurricane Nears

Hearst and Cox reached an impasse in negotiating a new carriage deal Tuesday night 9/06/2017 4:29 PM Eastern

Unable to reach a new carriage deal with Cox Communications, Hearst Television Tuesday night pulled stations off the cable platform in markets around the country – including Orlando, Fla., which is bracing for Hurricane Irma.

In their respective statements, Cox and Hearst hold one another accountable for the impasse, which occurred upon expiration of an extension that kept Hearst stations on the platform for five days past the original deadline.

Cox said Hearst pulled its signal “because we would not agree to pay double the price we currently pay,” and refused the company’s offer to extend the most recent deal for an additional two weeks while negotiations continue.

For more, go to broadcastingcable.com.

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