Mediacom, Sinclair in Two-Year Retrans Deal


Sinclair Broadcast Group said Wednesday it has reached a two-year retransmission consent agreement with Mediacom Communications for 22 stations in 16 markets.
Back in January, Mediacom signed a one-year pact with Sinclair for the stations. That deal was slated to expire in the next few weeks.
"We are very happy with the outcome of the negotiations and wish to acknowledge the professional and reasonable approach Mediacom took in these negotiations, which led to a mutually acceptable deal with no threat of service interruption to their subscribers," Sinclair executive vice president and general counsel Barry Faber said in a statement.
The agreement means that Mediacom and Sinclair will avoid what have been contentious negotiations in the past. Back in 2007, Sinclair pulled its stations from Mediacom for several weeks.