Cox and Hearst settleIt's a far cry from 21 national HD channels, but Cox Communications just signed a carriage agreement with Hearst-Argyle Television in six markets that covers both HD programming (yay) and digital-multicast (meh). Stations covered by the agreement are: WESH (CBS NBC) and WKCF (CW) in Orlando; WDSU (CBS NBC) in New Orleans; and ABC affiliates KMBC in Kansas City, Mo., KOCO in Oklahoma City, KETV in Omaha, and KHBS/KHOG in Fort Smith/Fayetteville, Arkansas. The agreement ends wrangling between the two companies that started more than a year ago, which resulted in both the HD and SD digital transmission of these stations being pulled from Cox's network.

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Cox adds Hearst-Argyle locals in six markets