Cox Media Group Stations Returned to DirecTV Before Super Bowl

A general view as the DirecTV Blimp Makes Its First Trip Out West at San Bernardino Airport on October 3, 2014 in San Bernardino, California.
(Image credit: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for DirecTV)

Cox Media Group and DirecTV said they agreed to a new multiyear carriage agreement, ending two-week blackout just before the Super Bowl began Sunday evening.

Cox owns two CBS affiliates that aired the game, KIRO Seattle and WHIO Toledo, Ohio.

The companies said they were working to restore the stations as soon as possible to DirecTV on satellite, U-verse TV and DirecTV Stream.

Restoring the Seattle and Toledo stations were a priority.

“DirecTV and CMG greatly appreciate the patience of their subscribers and viewers,” the companies said in a statement.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

“We will continue to work with broadcasters like CMG, as well as any other programmers, to align the price our customers pay with the value they can expect to receive,” DirecTV said.

The blackout affected 12 CMG stations. 

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