Next on the Clock: Cox, Belo

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WWL-TV and Cox Communications New Orleans, with a retransmission-consent deadline looming, were still in negotiations Thursday, officials for both companies said.

Cox has a retransmission-consent extension to continue carrying the CBS affiliate until the end of the day Friday, according to a spokesman for the TV station’s parent, Belo.

“We are continuing to negotiate and are hopeful that we will reach an agreement soon,” a Cox spokeswoman added.

The cable operator, with 184,000 subscribers in New Orleans, and the broadcaster are negotiating over continued carriage for WWL-TV and all-news channel NewsWatch 15, as well as for Cox to carry WWL-TV’s HDTV signal.

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