Sinclair, Cox Do Retrans Deal

Sinclair Broadcast Group and Cox Communications reached a four-year deal on retransmission consent.  The pact includes nine Sinclair stations reaching some 1.25 million subscribers, including WRLH Richmond, KOKH/KOCB Oklahoma City and WTVZ Norfolk. It includes high-definition programming.

"Sinclair has now completed long-term retransmission consent agreements with all major multiple system operators in our markets," said David Smith, President and CEO of Sinclair. "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."