Gray Stations Return To Cox Subscribers

Gray TV stations in Florida, Nebraska and Kansas returned to Cox Communications subscribers in those areas Sunday afternoon.

Cox Communications has reached an agreement with Gray TV for retransmission consent of their channels to our lineup,” Cox said in a statement. “ We regret the recent disruption in service and appreciate our customers' patience and support as we sought to reach an agreement reasonable to our business and our customers.”

Gray stations WECP (CBS) in Panama, Fla., WOWT (NBC) in Omaha, Neb., KAKE (ABC) in Wichita, Kan., and WIBW (CBS) in Topeka went dark to Cox customers on Jan. 6 after the parties failed to reach a retransmission consent agreement.The deal originally was scheduled to expire on Jan.1.

In a statement on its website at 1:23 p.m. on Sunday, WOWT said the Cox stations had returned.

“WOWT is pleased to announce that it has reached a new carriage agreement with Cox Cable,” the station stated. “Our signal returned to the cable lineup Sunday afternoon. We appreciate your support of WOWT!”