All right, correct me if I am wrong, but if another media outlet had a story four days ago, hasn't the time passed when it should be considered breaking news.
Multichannel News just sent out a "breaking news" notice saying that Nexstar Broadcasting and Cable One had settled their dispute over retransmission rights for Nexstar's stations, which include KSNF and KODE in Joplin.
That story was first broken in the Joplin Globe Thursday and has since been carried in the Texarkana newspaper, as well as, of course, on the Nexstar and Mission stations.
"We have changed the industry," Nexstar COO Duane Lammers told Multichannel News. "We are getting paid cash from a lot of operators, so from that standpoint, it’s mission accomplished. I can’t talk about any of our deals specifically, but I can just tell you that it has been a fruitful period for us."
Which still doesn't answer the question about whether Cable One, or Cox Communications for that matter, is actually paying Nexstar cold, hard cash for retransmission rights or if another type of agreement was reached. Apparently, whatever it was, and I have speculated that it could have something to do with carrying all digital signals developed by Nexstar stations, it was enough to satisfy Lammers and Nexstar CEO Perry Sook.