TV deal means Las Vegas fans won't miss Super Bowl after all

AP News
Posted: Feb 04, 2016 5:21 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas football fans won't miss the Super Bowl after all.

Cox Communications says it struck a deal with the local CBS affiliate Thursday, ending a bitter rate dispute between the cable provider and KLAS-TV that had threatened Sunday's championship.

Both sides refused to release details on the agreement, which reinstates the channel to Cox's lineup. The station pulled it down Saturday after five months of failed contract negotiations.

The station's parent company, Nexstar Broadcasting Group, wanted the cable giant to pay more to carry its programming, but Cox had balked at the costs.

That led to a public battle, with both sides urging tens of thousands of Cox subscribers to take action against the other.

Meanwhile, football fans were left scrambling to find backup plans for the big game.