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KOMU, Mediacom fail to reach agreement

After extending the deadline for three days, it appears KOMU will be dropped from Mediacom's services at midnight Jan. 4, the KOMU station said on Monday's 5 p.m. broadcast.

The two have been negotiating a contract since July, and the deadline was Monday at midnight. During the day Monday, the two parties failed to reach an agreement, and discussion on the issue is expected to continue late into the night.

Check with The Maneater for an in-depth update on the situation tomorrow.

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Jan. 4, 2011 at 11:01 a.m.

Phyllis Peters: It was the station's decision to deny Mediacom permission to continue carrying the channels on the local cable system. Mediacom submitted more than a dozen offers of fair compensation, but it wasn't enough to meet the excessively high bar set by the non-profit station, KOMU. The station also twice rejected Mediacom's offers to reach a solution via mediation. Fortunately, customers can view the most popular primetime programs using OnDemand, and non-digital customers can get a FREE digital cable box from Mediacom offices in Columbia and Jefferson City.

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