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Las Vegas cable dispute could black out Super Bowl 50 for more than 350,000 viewers

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Las Vegas cable dispute could black out Super Bowl 50 for more than 350,000 viewers

Night net null null null Hundreds of thousands of people in Las Vegas might have to find another way to watch Sunday's Super Bowl between the Panthers and Broncos.According to the Las Vegas Sun, an ongoing cable rights dispute between N

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exstar Broadcasting Group — which owns local CBS affiliate KLAS-TV — and Cox Communications could mean Super Bowl 50 will be blacked out for more than 350,000 of the cable provider's customers. MORE: Athlete cameos in Super Bowl commercials | Watt defends Newton's dancing And just like that "poof" no more Ch8 #KLAS @8NewsNow @CoxComm pic.twitter.com/QYlgtZBw8Z— David Morley (@AB8TN) January 30, 2016The two sides have not been able to agree on a rate increase, though negotiations have been ongoing for five months. Cox, which is the largest television provider in the city, affects 48 percent of Las Vegas. “We’ve offered Nexstar an increase, and they’re essentially looking at us and saying, ‘That’s not what we want,’” Cox spokesman Juergen Barbusca said, via the Sun.According to Barbusca, Nexstar wants three times what Cox is paying now to carry KLAS programming, something KLAS general manager and vice president Lisa Howfield denied.“They’re making mischaracterizations about our company, and that’s a problem,” Howfield said.Until the two sides reach an agreement, the channel that is supposed to air the Super Bowl will remain a dead channel, much to the chagrin of football fans in Las Vegas .

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