Atlanta – January 30, 2016 – After months of negotiating, Nexstar has decided to remove their channels from the Cox line up, becoming the latest station owner to rely on retransmission fees in an effort to boost their bottom line.
Nexstar has not changed their offer in 2 weeks and is still demanding three times more for its free over-the-air stations for Cox customers in Las Vegas; Phoenix; Baton Rouge; Acadiana, LA; Pittsburg, KS; Roanoke, VA; Ft. Smith and Springdale, AR and Florida’s Gulf Coast. This comes on the heels of announcing a $4.6 billion deal to acquire Media General, raising the specter that they are using retransmission fees to fund these deals.
Cox is ready to negotiate at any time. For the most up-to-date information including alternate viewing options, customers can visit CoxCommitment.com.