Sunday, August 27, 2006

Nexstar Broadcasting CEO wins award

Nexstar Broadcasting CEO Perry Sook has been named Broadcaster of the Year by the Texas Broadcasters Association.
He received the award, according to a news release, "for winning a battle against cable operators about the compensation of local stations for their programming."
Viewers of Cable One in Joplin will recall Nexstar's KSNF and its sister station, Mission Broadcasting's KODE were kept off the air for nearly all of 2005 after Cable One refused to pay Nexstar for retransmission rights. Nexstar eventually reached agreements with Cable One and numerous other cable systems, though the exact details of those agreements have not been released.

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