Cox Communications and Nexstar announced that they had inked a multi-year distribution deal that would allow the cable provider to provide Nexstar’s channels all across the US.

The agreement includes digital networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, news network NewsNation, and local TV stations owned by Nexstar in 23 American areas. The terms were not disclosed by the companies. NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, and other major network affiliates are among the stations.

Cox subscribers tuning into those local stations will probably be relieved by the deal between the two. Especially at a time when distribution disagreements — and blackouts — have become more frequent.

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This year, DIRECTV and Nexstar engaged in a protracted and acrimonious legal battle that prevented Nexstar-owned channels from being available on the pay-TV provider for three months. September saw the signing of a new agreement between the two parties. Legislators have questioned if they should intervene to stop the increasing number of disputes between businesses because blackouts have become such a concern.


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