Good news for Cox cable-TV subscribers: KAKE-TV is on the air once again.
An agreement was reached Sunday, and the cable service began streaming the station shortly after 1 p.m., said Don Wall, the station’s general manager.
“We have some happy KAKE viewers,” Wall said. “All I can say is that a deal was reached; all the terms were not disclosed.”
KAKE went off the air for cable viewers last week, when a contract extension between Cox and KAKE-TV parent Gray Communications ran out.
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Viewers who turned to Cox Cable Channel 10 early Wednesday were greeted with soft music and a message from Cox saying KAKE had pulled its programming.
The Federal Communications Commission gives stations the right to negotiate fees from cable operators in return for carrying their signals.
Wall said Sunday that the negotiations affected markets in Omaha, Topeka and Florida.