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VIA ELECTRONIC FILING AND FIRST-CLASS MAIL
Mrs. Kimberley J. Santopietro
Department of Public Utility Control
10 Franklin Square
New Britain, CT 06051
Re: Cox Communications New England - Programming Information
Dear Mrs. Santopietro:
CoxCom, Inc. d/b/a Cox Communications New England (“Cox”) herein notifies the Department of Public Utility Control (the “Department”) of a potential programming deletion throughout Cox’s Connecticut service areas. Pursuant to federal law, Cox is required to obtain permission from broadcast stations to provide their signals on Cox’s programming lineup (known as “retransmission consent”). LIN TV Corp. is the owner of WTNH (ABC 8) in position 7, WCTX (MNT Network) in position 9 and SkyMax Weather; digital programming in position 125. Cox’s carriage rights for these signals currently expire at 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2011.
Cox is in the midst of negotiations with LIN TV Corp. and is optimistic that the parties will reach an agreement in sufficient time for it to be authorized to continue carrying this programming after the current expiration. In an abundance of caution, Cox is notifying its customers of the possible loss of WTNH, WCTX and SkyMax Weather after February 28, 2011 via newspaper legal notices that will run on Saturday, January 29, 2011 in the Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer.