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Cox Media, DirecTV Reach Retrans Deal

Brief blackout ends with long–term pact
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After less than a one day impasse, Cox Media said it has reached a retransmission consent agreement with DirecTV which would return its 14 broadcast stations in 10 markets to the satellite TV company’s customers.

Cox Media’s stations went dark at midnight on Jan.1 to DirecTV customers after a deal could not be reached by the deadline. Later that same day, however, the programmer said it had reached a deal.

“CMG is pleased to announce that it has reached a long-term deal that will restore FOX25 to your DIRECTV,” Cox Boston station WFXT said in a brief statement on its website. “We regret any inconvenience that was caused by this brief interruption in service and are committed to continue providing FOX25 with the same high-quality local service you have come to expect.”

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