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Sun Sep 17, 2023, 08:09 PM Sep 2023

DirecTV to temporarily restore Nexstar-owned stations

Source: CNBC

Published Sun, Sep 17 2023 6:21 PM EDT Updated 2 Hours Ago

DirecTV and Nexstar have agreed to temporarily return the signals of the Nexstar-owned stations and national cable news network NewsNation to DirecTV, DirecTV Stream and U-verse, the companies said in a joint statement on Sunday.

In July, satellite provider DirecTV removed TV station owner Nexstar’s network and local community programming from its satellite, cable and streaming systems as they failed to reach a new distribution agreement.

Nexstar, the largest local TV station owner in the U.S., had previously said that DirecTV rejected its offer to extend the current distribution agreement to Oct. 31, affecting its markets in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Denver.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/09/17/directv-to-temporarily-restore-nexstar-owned-stations.html

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DirecTV to temporarily restore Nexstar-owned stations (Original Post) BumRushDaShow Sep 2023 OP
NFL probably played a part in restoration. LiberalFighter Sep 2023 #1
They restored mine Sunday morning. Emile Sep 2023 #2
Glad we have KTLA Channel 5 back on DirecTV here in L.A. SunSeeker Sep 2023 #3
I just have wifi from Spectrum...then.... FarPoint Sep 2023 #4


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1. NFL probably played a part in restoration.
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 10:08 PM
Sep 2023

I was blocked from CBS in my area. I generally only watch 6pm news and later Jeopardy. That is only 5 hours weekly.

NexStar couldn't be benefitting from ads if Local stations weren't be broadcast on DirecTv. And I doubt there are many viewers to justify the carriage fees NexStar wants.


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4. I just have wifi from Spectrum...then....
Tue Sep 19, 2023, 04:15 PM
Sep 2023

I have Amazon Prime/firestick...add on apps like Disney Plus, MAX, Paramount Plus.....oh...also YouTube TV that is great, has MSNBC and it carries my local channels.

For backup...I have a good antenna.

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