Cox Media Group, Charter Reach Long-Term Carriage Agreement

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Cox Media Group said it reached a long term carriage agreement with Charter Communications that will keep its local stations available to Charter’s Spectrum TV subscribers.

At year-end, many carriage agreements expired, with some leading to blackouts and others leading to threatened blackouts.

In this case, CMG pointed out, there was no disruption to consumers. Cox also reached a deal at year-end with Verizon without a blackout.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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“This deal with Charter, which is consistent with our long history of carriage agreements, reflects the value of our market-leading stations and mission of delivering vital and award-winning news and entertainment programming,” CMG said in a statement. “We’re pleased to have reached this renewal without disruption to consumers, exemplifying our commitment to reaching timely and fair-market agreements with partners that negotiate in good faith.” ■

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