Verizon, Cox Strike Retrans Deal For WFXT

Station Is Back On FiOS After Almost Week
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Verizon said late Wednesday (Dec. 3) that it had reached an agreement with Cox to return WFXT-TV Boston to its FiOS lineup. WFXT confirmed the pact with its own "bygones be bygones" statement.

"We appreciate our customers’ patience and loyalty throughout the negotiation process. The agreement Verizon has reached contains terms that are in the best interests of Verizon and our customers," Verizon said in a statement.

The station had been off the system since Thanksgiving Day after the two sides failed to reach an agreement. Earlier in the day, it was unclear just where the ongoing negotiations stood.

"FOX 25 and Verizon FiOS have reached a new long-term agreement that will permit Verizon FiOS to bring back FOX 25," WFXT said on its Web site.

"We apologize to our viewers for any disruption that this dispute caused, and we thank Verizon FiOS for its willingness to continue working with FOX 25 to reach an agreement that is favorable for both companies and all of our viewers," the station said. "FOX 25 is very pleased to be back on Verizon FiOS."