Monday, January 2, 2017

Cox Reaches New Carriage Deal With AT&T U-Verse

After a brief blackout, Cox Media Group has reached a new carriage deal with AT&T U-Verse and co-owned DirecTV.

All Cox Media Group television stations had been blacked out since 3:01 a.m. Sunday because of the dispute. However, most viewers had the station back on air before 8 p.m., when a “Bachelor” preview show was set to air.

Cox Media Group released this statement:
“CMG is pleased to announce that it has reached a long-term deal that will restore Channel 2 WSB-TV to your DIRECTV or AT&T U-Verse service.  We regret any inconvenience that was caused by this brief interruption in service and are committed to continue providing Atlanta and North Georgia with the same high-quality local service you have come to expect.”
A spokeswoman for AT&T, which owns both U-Verse and DirecTV, confirmed that the issue has been resolved.

The CMG TV stations impacted were: WSB Atlanta, WFXT Boston; WSOC/WAXN Charlotte, N.C.; WHIO Dayton, Ohio; WFOX Jacksonville, Fla.; WHBQ Memphis, Tenn.; WFTV/WRDQ Orlando, Fla.; WPXI Pittsburgh, Pa.; KIRO Seattle, Wash.; and KOKI/KMYT Tulsa, Okla.

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