Dish And Cox Avoid Blackout For Now

Dish and Cox Media have dodged a blackout bullet for 18 stations for at least a week. The stations earlier this week posted notices on their websites saying Dish subscribers could lose their signals at 7 p.m. ET on Oct. 1. But a new notice posted late Thursday night says the deadline for a new carriage agreement has been moved one week.

FCC Won’t Regulate TV Blackouts

The Federal Communications Commission won’t write new rules to govern fee disputes that sometimes lead to program outages on pay-TV services, Chairman Tom Wheeler said in a blow to cable and satellite providers and a boost to broadcasters.