Mediacom reaches deal with Granite Broadcasting, ends blackout of three Midwestern NBC affiliates

Mediacom announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement with Granite Broadcasting on a new retransmission licensing contract, ending a blackout of three Midwestern NBC affiliates.

Affected stations inluded Granite's NBC affiliate in Duluth, Minn., KJBR-TV; its NBC affiliate in Fort Wayne, Ind., WISE-TV; and its NBC affiliate in Peoria, Ill., WEEK-TV. 

"We thank our customers for their patience and continued loyalty as we worked to reach a new contract with Granite Broadcasting," said Ed Pardini, Mediacom's senior VP of field operations, in a statement.

A simple Granite statement posted on the stations' websites read, "KBJR 6 and Range 11 would like to thank viewers for their patience throughout this time."

The stations had been dark on Mediacom since May 31.

For more:
- read this Mediacom press release

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