Perhaps it was Super Bowl Sunday’s looming shadow. Or maybe it was that strongly worded letter from Sen Commerce chmn Daniel Inouye (D-HI) and vice chmn Ted Stevens (R-AK). Whatever the final straw that forced a compromise, Mediacom announced late Fri that it has reached a retrans consent deal with Sinclair. Some 700K subs have been without Sinclair stations since Jan 6. Terms of the deal were not released. The pact means subs in Cedar Rapids, IA—the only Sinclair CBS affiliate in Mediacom’s footprint—will be able to watch Sun’s Super Bowl without relying on rabbit ears. The following stations will be immediately restored on the Mediacom cable systems in 12 states: Des Moines/Ames (KDSM-FOX), Cedar Rapids (KGAN-CBS), Mobile-Pensacola (WEARABC/WFGX-MNT), Peoria/Bloomington (WYZZ-FOX), Greenville/Spartanburg/Asheville (WLOSABC/WMYA-MNT), Lexington (WDKY-FOX), Madison (WMSN- FOX), Nashville (WZTV-FOX/WUXP-MNT/WNAB-CW), Minneapolis (WUCW-CW), Paducah/Cape Girardeau (KBSI-FOX/WDKAMNT), Springfield/Champaign/Decatur (WICS-ABC/WICD-ABC), St. Louis (KDNL- ABC), Tallahassee (WTWC-NBC), Birmingham (WTTO-CW/WABM-MNT), Norfolk (WTVZ-MNT) and Milwaukee (WCGV-MNT/WVTV-CW).

The Daily


Fox on Dropping TNF, the US Open

Fox Corp passed up on some big sports deals this year, but CEO Lachlan Murdoch seemed confident that was the right move at an investor conference Thursday. Murdoch said he was happy to let NBC take the US Open

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up


Jun 10
The FAXIES Awards – Virtual CelebrationSave the Date! - June 10, 2021
Jul 16
Diversity List – 2021 Nominations Due: July 16, 2021
Sep 10
Most Powerful Women – 2021 Nominations Due: Sept 10, 2021
Dec 7
Most Powerful Women CelebrationSave the Date!
Full Calendar


Seeking an INDUSTRY JOB?

Hiring? In conjunction with our sister brand, Cynopsis, we are offering hiring managers a deep pool of media-savvy, skilled candidates at a range of experience levels and sectors, The result will be an even more robust industry job board, to help both employers and job seekers.

Contact for more information.