You didn’t really think DirecTV would lose its Tribune stations at midnight tonight, did you? Tribune warned this week that there was a “strong likelihood” that its 23 stations in 16 markets — including lots of Fox and CW affiliates — would go dark on DirecTV when the current contract expires.
WVUE warns DirecTV subscribers of possible blackout
"Our company is working around the clock to resolve this." DirecTV issued its own statement ... Dallas and Los Angeles. In 2012, a retransmission negotiation between Tribune Co. and DirecTV resulted in New Orleans Tribune-owned stations WGNO and WNOL ...
DirecTV, Northwest Broadcasting resolve dispute
and Northern Idaho that have DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) service are now able to view local station KAYU-TV again after a nine-week blackout resulting from a dispute between the satellite TV provider and station owner Northwest Broadcasting. This is not the ...
Tribune pulls plug on DirecTV programming
Millions of DirecTV subscribers around the country lost access to Tribune Co. television ... available at a moment's notice to resolve this as soon as possible." The 1992 Cable Act gave broadcasters the right to seek retransmission consent fees.
UPDATE: Tribune Stations Will Go Dark On DirecTV At Midnight
The announcements come as a surprise — particularly after DirecTV prematurely announced this morning that it had a deal with Tribune. Pay TV programmers and distributors frequently play a game of chicken with retransmission consent negotiations ...