Cable One, Nexstar Strike New Retrans Deal

After warnings about possible New Year's Day blackouts, Cable One and Nexstar reached a retrans agreement before the Dec. 31 midnight deadline.

"We reached an agreement prior to the deadline," a Cable One spokesperson confirmed, "so the signal stayed on."

Nexstar stations involved included ABC affiliate WATN –TV Memphis, Tenn.; NBC affiliates KSNF-TV Joplin, Mo., KFDX-TV Wichita Falls, Texas, and KTAL-TV Shreveport, La.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.