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Cox, KSN parent reach agreement

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Friday, March 14, 2014, at 9:39 a.m.

Cox Communications and the owners of KSN reached agreement Friday afternoon.

That means the cable TV company will continue to re-transmit KSN programming.

“We are pleased to inform you that we reached a deal with Cox Communications and you will not lose access to your local TV stations,” said a statement on LIN Media’s website Friday afternoon. “This fair resolution ensures that we can continue to provide top quality news, sports, entertainment, and other local programming that is most important to you.”

Cox said on its website Friday morning that LIN — which owns 43 TV stations and seven digital channels in 23 states — was wanting an increase of more than 100 percent in the monthly fees it charges Cox to broadcast its stations. The statement was changed later on the Cox website to read that an agreement had been reached.

Jay Allbaugh, Cox market vice president for Kansas, said in an interview Friday that he could not disclose details of the new agreement with LIN.

But the completion of a new agreement is “great for our customers,” Allbaugh said.

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