Las Vegas Fans Scramble As Cable Fight Threatens Super Bowl
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of Las Vegas football fans are scrambling to figure out if they'll be able to watch the Super Bowl.
Cox Communications cable customers haven't been able to watch any CBS programs since Saturday, when local affiliate KLAS-TV pulled the channel off the Cox lineup. The move followed five months of failed contract negotiations.
Market research firm SNL Kagan says about 40 percent of all area households subscribe to Cox.
KLAS-TV's parent company, Nexstar Broadcasting Group, wants the cable provider to pay more to carry its programming.
A Cox representative told KNPR the company has offered a new contract with increased fees, but that Nexstar is insisting on triple its current rate.
Cox is using alternative channels to provide the game to customers while contract negotiations continue.
More information is available at the company’s website.