Mediacom, LIN Media Finally End Restrans Disconnect
Mediacom and LIN Media have finalized a retransmission consent agreement, ending a blackout for nine LIN stations for Mediacom subscribers that began Aug. 31.
Up and running again in Mediacom homes are WALA-WFNA Mobile-Pensacola, WOOD-WOTV Grand Rapids, WANE Ft. Wayne, WLUK Green Bay, WTHI Terre Haute, WLFI Lafayette (Ind.) and WAVY-WVBT Norfolk.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As is typical with such disputes, MSO and LIN disagreed over the value of the stations' signals.
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