(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Cox Communications has signed a retransmission consent agreement for analog and digital carriage rights with Clear Channel Communications, Inc. The deal includes two NBC stations, two CBS stations, one ABC station, four Fox stations and five UPN stations. The deal involves Cox markets in Eureka, CA; Bakersfield, CA; Santa Barbara, CA; Middle America Cox/AR; Cox Gulf Coast; Tulsa, OK.; and Kansas.
"We are very pleased to have reached a mutually beneficial agreement with Clear Channel Communications for the retransmission of their broadcast signals in our markets," said Bob Wilson, senior vice president of Programming. "Along with other deals Cox has signed recently, this demonstrates our willingness to work with local broadcasters to reach terms that support the growth of the broadcaster and Cox." –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner