Cox, LIN Media sheathe sabers, agree to new retrans deal

After some saber rattling, Cox Communications and LIN Media have apparently settled their differences and agreed to a new retransmission consent deal. Sans deal, nine LIN stations in three Cox markets would have gone dark tonight.

Although LIN has made no official statement, a Cox spokesman e-mailed the company's explanation to FierceCable: "Cox Communications and LIN TV Corp. announce today that the companies have entered into an agreement for continued carriage of LIN's stations on Cox's video channel lineup.  Cox customers will continue to have access to the stations without disruption. Terms of the agreement are confidential."

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