Cox Communications and Fox Sports Regional Networks have signed a longterm carriage renewal deal that will keep 15 RSNs on the set-tops of just under 4 million remaining Cox pay TV homes.
The carriage renewal deal, which appears to have followed a negotiation that didn’t publicly leak any drama, comes as the Fox RSNs are blacked out on Dish Network. It also comes as Major League Baseball playoff races begin to heat up.
The Cox lineup of Fox RSNs includes: Fox Sports Arizona, Fox Sports Florida, Fox Sports Kansas City, Fox Sports Midwest, Fox Sports New Orleans, Fox Sports Ohio, Fox Sports Oklahoma, Fox Sports Prime Ticket, Fox Sports San Diego, Fox Sports South, Fox Sports Southeast, Fox Sports Southwest, Fox Sports Sun, Fox Sports West and SportsTime Ohio.
“This long-term renewal reinforces the value the RSNs provide to the fans,” said Mike Angus, head of distribution, Fox Sports Regional Networks.
“Our goal is to connect our customers with the content that they care about most,” adde Andy Albert, Cox’s senior VP content acquisition. “We’re pleased to have reached a long-term agreement that will allow us to provide quality local sports coverage to our customers for many years to come.”
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