Mar 7, 2014
05:28 AM
Connecticut Today

Cox Customers Could Lose WTNH, WCTX

Cox Customers Could Lose WTNH, WCTX

Another showdown is looming between a Connecticut cable system operator and the owner of two of the state’s television stations over a retransmission consent agreement.

Subscribers of Cox Communications’ three cable systems in Connecticut could find themselves unable to watch WTNH and its sister station, WCTX, on March 14 if a new retransmission agreement isn’t reached. The two television stations are owned by Providence-based LINMedia and have already begun running announcements about their possible removal from the Cox line-up.

“We feel it is our duty to keep our viewers informed when a contract deadline approaches and a new agreement has not yet been reached,” Mark Higgins, general manager of the two stations, said in a written statement. “Our stations are important assets to the local community and we only want what is fair, so we can continue to serve our viewers. We are working hard to reach an agreement with Cox Communications before our contract expires.”

Dana Alexander Nolfe, a Rhode Island-based spokeswoman for Cox, said the company is “committed to keeping our customers connected to what they want most.”

“It is our responsibility to ensure that they receive the best value from all of our entertainment and communications services,” Nolfe said in a statement. “We do not believe that our customers should be burdened with excessive price increases for a station’s programming that is available for free, over-the-air and often online.”

Cox operates cable systems in the Enfield and Manchester area as well as in Meriden, which serves customers in Cheshire. Nolfe declined to say how many subscribers the company has statewide.

For more of this story, visit New Haven Register online.


Cox Customers Could Lose WTNH, WCTX

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