The Fox Sports RSN sale, once the key holdup to the Disney/Fox acquisition (it remains hilarious that the X-Men couldn’t join the MCU until Disney agreed to give up control over Fox Sports Indiana), is theoretically complete. Sinclair was awarded the winning bid, but the sale is still being completed.
RSN business still goes on, though, and the networks agreed to a new distribution deal with Charter while awaiting official transfer of ownership, which remains subject to regulatory approval. Now the group has reportedly agreed to another important distribution deal, this time with Cox Cable.
Fox Sports Regional Networks has signed a long-term carriage deal with Cox Communications, a cable operator that carries the Fox Sports-branded RSNs in 18 states. Cox feeds into more than six million U.S. homes.
It hasn’t all been good news for the RSNs as they await their new corporate home. They went dark on DISH Network after an extension period, which is an issue for a lot of baseball fans. Whether a new deal can get done there once Sinclair finally takes over remains to be seen.