Sinclair signs retrans deal with Cox


Sinclair Broadcast Group has completed another retransmission consent agreement with a major cable MSO, announcing that it has signed a four-year retrans deal with Cox Communications. As usual, the financial details are a closely guarded secret.

"Our agreement with Cox, which includes mutually acceptable economic arrangements and an exchange of value, again demonstrates the value of broadcast television to alternative delivery systems," said Sinclair CEO David Smith in announcing the agreement.

The contract with Cox wraps up this round of retrans agreements with the major MSOs for Sinclair. The Cox deal covers nine stations in six markets, Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, Pensacola-Mobile, Norfolk, Richmond and Springfield, MA. In all, some 1.25 million cable subscribers.