Fri. Sep 29th, 2023
DirecTV and Nexstar Reach Temporary Agreement

DirecTV and Nexstar have announced a temporary agreement to restore the signals of Nexstar-owned stations and the NewsNation cable news network to DirecTV, DirecTV Stream, and U-verse. The decision comes after DirecTV removed Nexstar’s network and local community programming from its systems in July due to a failed distribution agreement.

As the largest local TV station owner in the U.S., Nexstar expressed disappointment when DirecTV declined their offer to extend the distribution agreement until October 31. The removal of Nexstar’s programming impacted markets in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Denver.

The agreement between DirecTV and Nexstar will provide relief to customers who were affected by the blackout. The restoration of signals means that subscribers will once again have access to local news, entertainment, and other programming from Nexstar-owned stations. Furthermore, the return of NewsNation to DirecTV and its streaming services will ensure that viewers can continue to access the national cable news network.

While the joint statement did not specify the duration of the temporary agreement, this development indicates that the two parties are actively working towards finding a long-term solution. DirecTV and Nexstar’s willingness to engage in negotiations and reach a temporary resolution reflects their commitment to meeting the needs of their customers.

As of now, the exact terms of the temporary agreement remain undisclosed. However, the agreement’s significance lies in the restoration of Nexstar’s programming, providing customers with the programming they rely on for news and entertainment.