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Cox, Virginia Station Reach Retrans Deal

Cabler gets Jan. 6 extension for other stations
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Cox Communications has reached a retransmission consent agreement with Roanoke, Va. CBS affiliate WDBJ TV, avoiding a blackout as the New Year approaches.

In a brief statement on its website, WDJBJ said it had reached an agreement and that there will be no disruption of service. The deal was originally set to expire at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday night.

"This morning, we reached agreement with Cox Cable that will carry us forward for several years,” said WDBJ7 president and general manager Jeff Marks in a statement. “This agreement ensures that Cox will not have to remove WDBJ7 and My19. I want to thank our colleagues at Cox for working this out with us. Most of all, we appreciate our viewers who showed their support for WDBJ7."

For the full story go to Multichannel.com.

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