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United States : COX COMMUNICATIONS' customers could have two fewer channels to watch in 2015.

Cox Communications could offer two fewer channels to its customers to watch in January.

Talks between and the cable TV firm and WDBJ7 have failed to produce a new retransmission consent deal.

Without one, Cox may have to drop WDBJ7 and My 19 from its lineup at the year-end.

The President and General Manager of WDBJ7, Jeff Marks, said : "We're talking almost every day, trying to close the gap on some serious issues, most of them economic, but there are other issues as well. And we just want the audience to know that we're getting down to the wire and they need to be prepared either to use an antenna to watch WDBJ7 or not get us. "

A representative of Cox Communications says talks are under way and the company is hopes to reach a deal with WDBJ7 before the deadline.

Cox Communications said : "Cox is required by law to obtain permission from local broadcast stations to provide them in our channel lineup. Cox has permission to deliver WDBJ 7 and My Network TV through December 31, 2014, and we re actively negotiating with Schurz Communications, the owner of WDBJ 7 and My Network TV, in an effort to keep providing the station beyond this date. We are optimistic that we will reach an agreement prior to our deadline and remain committed to doing so."

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