Almost a week since they disconnected, Verizon FiOS and WFXT-TV, Boston’s Fox affiliate, remain in the heat of a retransmission-consent dispute.
Although the sides continue to negotiate, it’s unclear if the parties are making any progress toward restoring the Cox Media-owned station to some 400,000 of the telco’s video customers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. WFXT-TV, which Cox gained from Fox in October, has been dark to Verizon FiOS subscribers since 3 a.m. on Thanksgiving.
The Boston station came into Cox’s camp as part of a swap that put KTVU and KICU into the Fox Television Stations group in exchange for WFXT and WHBQ Memphis.
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