Cox, Allbritton Reach Retrans Pact


Cox Communications Inc. and Allbritton Communications Co. settled a bitter
retransmission dispute Thursday, signing a long-term agreement that will allow
Cox's 240,000-subscriber northern Virginia system to carry Allbritton's WJLA-TV,
an ABC affiliate, and NewsChannel 8 for the next 10 years.

The parties had been working through a series of extensions that followed the
expiration of the MSO's retransmission pact.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and both companies have signed a
confidentiality agreement.