AT&T Fires Back At Apollo, CMG Over Retrans ‘Blackout’


A war of words has erupted between DirecTV owner AT&T and Apollo Global Management-controlled Cox Media Group in the wake of an impasse over a new retransmission consent agreement — a move that forced AT&T, by law, to block its subscribers from receiving any CMG-owned station.

On Tuesday (2/2), CMG pointed fingers at AT&T. Now, AT&T has fired back at the owner of such stations as KIRO-7 in Seattle, the market’s CBS affiliate and home to Super Bowl LV. 

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