Raycom Pulls Signal from Cox
Raycom has pulled their programming from Cox’s lineup for Cox customers in Virginia, Florida, Ohio, Louisiana and Arizona. Cox’s agreement with Raycom Media expired at 11:59 p.m., December 31, 2012. Raycom is withholding their programming because Cox won’t give them a price increase that’s 250% higher than what Cox already pays them for programming that is available for free over the air. Exorbitant increases - like the one that Raycom is demanding – increase cable bills every year. Cox is actively negotiating to get the channels back at a reasonable price.
Raycom TV stations for Cox customers include: KOLD (Tucson, AZ); WOIO/WUAB (Cleveland, OH): WPGX (Panama City, FL); WAFB/WBXH (Baton Rouge, LA); KPLC (Lake Charles, LA); and WWBT/WUPV (Richmond-Petersburg, VA)