Cox Communications Announces Retransmission Consent Agreement With Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
ATLANTA – Cox Communications today announced that it has signed a retransmission consent agreement for analog and digital carriage rights with Clear Channel Communications, Inc. The deal includes two NBC stations, two CBS stations, one ABC station, four Fox stations and five UPN stations. The deal involves Cox markets in Eureka, Calif.; Bakersfield, Calif.; Santa Barbara, Calif; Middle America Cox/Arkansas; Cox Gulf Coast; Tulsa, Okla.; and Kansas.
“We are very pleased to have reached a mutually beneficial agreement with Clear Channel Communications for the retransmission of their broadast signals in our markets,” said Bob Wilson, Senior Vice President of Programming. “Along with other deals Cox has signed recently, this demonstrates our willingness to work with local broadcasters to reach terms that support the growth of the broadcaster and Cox.”
About Cox Communications (www.cox.com)
Cox Communications Inc., a Fortune 500 company, is a multi-service broadband communications company with approximately 6.7 million total customers, including approximately 6.3 million basic cable subscribers. The nation's third-largest cable television provider, Cox offers analog cable television under the Cox Cable brand as well as digital video service under the Cox Digital Cable brand, featuring advanced services including digital video recording, high-definition television and video-on-demand. Cox provides an array of other communications services including local and long-distance telephone under the Cox Digital Telephone brand, high-speed Internet service under the Cox High Speed Internet brand, and home networking. Commercial voice and data services are offered via Cox Business Services. Local cable advertising, promotional opportunities and production services are sold under the Cox Media brand. Cox is an investor in programming services including Discovery Communications Inc. Cox Communications is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc.
About Clear Channel Communications
Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (NYSE:CCU) is a global media and entertainment company specializing in "gone from home" entertainment and information services for local communities and premiere opportunities for advertisers. Based in San Antonio, Texas, the company's businesses include radio, outdoor displays, live entertainment events and venues, and television stations. See us on the web at www.clearchannel.com.