6. Doesn't this come down to money? No. It is about our commitment to providing the quality news, weather, sports, and entertainment programming our viewers have come to expect from us over the years.
A message for COX Cable subscribers:
At WAFB, nothing is more important to us than providing south Louisiana with the very best in local news and weather, along with your favorite CBS programming.
In order to serve our viewers, WAFB has in place agreements with the cable and satellite companies that bring our station to your home. In fact, WAFB has such agreements in place with every TV provider in our area.
Unfortunately, we have been unable to reach an agreement with COX Cable.
Since October, 2012, we have been working to resolve this matter, but so far have been unable to reach an agreement with COX Cable for the continued carriage of WAFB. This is particularly disappointing because all the other TV providers in our area have Agreements with us and those Agreements are fundamentally similar to the one we have been negotiating with COX Cable.
As a result, on January 1, COX Cable customers lost access to WAFB.
We understand how frustrating this is for you. We share your frustration. After all, you pay COX Cable 100% of your bill each month. Why shouldn't you get 100% of your channels? You can reach your local COX Customer Service Representative at 1-800-457-8974.
WAFB is committed to resolving this matter and getting back on the dial. But in the meantime, you should know that you have choices. Our station remains available free over the air or from various other cable and satellite providers.
Thank you for your viewership and support.
WAFB is asking for a 250% increase from COx. WAFB is refusing to air on Cox, not the other way around.