“We must have Hearst`s permission to offer one of its channels and we have repeatedly asked Hearst to keep it available as we enter into a new private business contract,” DirecTV said in a statement. “Hearst refused, and instead, it continues to charge far higher fees than we have ever agreed with any other chain owner, including recent agreements with much larger chains.” First Directv can`t agree with the Pac12 channel, now they can`t work with local channels. I think Directv might be my problem. I`ve been a customer for years, but that could change. Nexstar stations fell into darkness for Dish subscribers Wednesday night when the two companies failed to reach an agreement, according to a statement from Dish. “We understand how our station may look like an unfair increase in our fares on DIRECTV and AT-T-Verse customers, but that`s just not the case,” the channel said. “Our prices are set by the market. WTHR has successfully negotiated agreements with all other suppliers in our region. In fact, in recent years, we have entered into hundreds of agreements with cable and satellite companies across the country. “The differentiated and non-replaceable programming we offer, including local live news, local and national live sports, and popular first-class network content, is an important reason why consumers continue to subscribe (on pay TV),” the statement said. “This value is reflected in the hundreds of agreements we have negotiated in recent years with cable, satellite, telecommunications and streaming providers nationwide.” Disagreements resulted in the loss of 164 local television channels owned by Nexstar. “Our record is proof of that,” Tegna said on its station sites.
“Over the past few years, we have entered into hundreds of multi-year contracts with cable and satellite companies across the country, including Dish, Spectrum, Comcast, Frontier and many others. It was disappointing that DirecTV refused to reach an agreement. Television consumers who lose their programs during these routine negotiations have become a new standard as the industry adapts to a changing media environment. Business models are changing for TV providers, and channel owners like Nexstar have changed to consolidate their assets. I`m known as a “loyal” customer to be with Directv for over 10 years, but I won`t be anymore when they remove the channels I watch. Please come to an agreement to keep what we have and not put customers in the middle. These days, there are other places to go and I`ll update: At AT-T Spokesperson said that a new broadcasting agreement has been reached, and the stations are back to DirecTV and AT-T.