Cox Media Group announced it’s pressing pause on a contractual dispute with DISH during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The agreement means DISH can keep carrying Cox stations in several markets around the country.
“From the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, our CMG newsrooms across the country have been working around the clock to provide accurate and up-to-date information to the communities we serve,” Kim Guthrie, CEO of Cox Media Group, said in a press release.
DISH network customers in 10 markets lost access to Cox stations in mid-January as the two companies got into a prolonged contract dispute. However, in announcing a truce, Cox cited the need to keep residents connected to local broadcasts and news reports during the current COVID-19 outbreak.
In all, the following DISH markets should continue receiving Cox stations:
- Binghamton, New York
- Syracuse, New York
- Medford, Oregon
- Spokane, Washington
- Yakima-Tri Cities, Washington
- Yuma, Arizona
- Alexandria, Louisiana
- Eureka, California
- Greenville-Greenwood, Mississippi
- Idaho Falls-Pocatello, Idaho
“We are pleased DISH has agreed to restore these channels on its line-up so that our viewers in these communities can be informed and able to make the right decisions for the safety of their families,” Guthrie said.
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