In addition, AT-T and Tegna failed to reach a new agreement on Tuesday, resulting in the loss of more than 60 channels on DirecTV, AT-T-verse and the TELEVISION broadcast service AT-T. “In the midst of a prolonged pandemic, Tegna is calling for the biggest interest rate hike we have ever seen and deliberately darkening its most loyal viewers. We ask Tegna to return its local channels immediately, while we conclude a new agreement and we force Tegna to pay retroactively, which is increasingly high rates to which we finally agree. We share the frustration of our customers, we appreciate their patience and we intend to do everything we can to resolve this issue soon. Nexstar stations fell into darkness for Dish subscribers on Wednesday night when the two companies failed to reach an agreement, according to a statement from Dish. “This value is reflected in the hundreds of agreements we have negotiated in recent years with federal cable, satellite, telecommunications and streaming providers,” he said in the statement. “Our customers want more choice and value, and we are pleased to provide this with this new agreement with Nexstar and its many local broadcasters,” Rob Thun, senior vice president of content and programming at AT-T Communications, said in the statement. Tegna stated that its “non-replaceable programming” was one of the main reasons why consumers continue to subscribe to pay-TV packages. “This value is reflected in the hundreds of agreements we have negotiated in recent years with cable, satellite, telecommunications and streaming providers nationwide.” “It`s really up to DIRECTV and AT-Verse to decide. We are committed to reaching a fair agreement,” WTHR said in a statement. If DIRECTV and AT-T-Verse are prepared to make the same commitment, we are confident that we will be able to reach agreements that will reintegrate our station into the DIRECTV and AT-Verse verses. Nexstar and AT-T have entered into a new multi-year extension agreement and return Nexstar`s local channels to DIRECTV, AT-T TV and U-verse. From 19 .m. On Wednesday, local Dish Network subscribers lost access to Fox59 and CBS4 after their parent company, Nexstar Media, failed to reach a new deal with Dish. Dozens of Texas television channels owned by Nexstar and Tegna could be inaccessible to satellite TV customers if owners fail to reach an agreement with TV providers on what companies want to ask for for the broadcasting of the channels.
AT T and Nexstar regret the inconvenience caused to customers, viewers and advertisers, and we thank them for their patience, as the new agreement has been reached. “Unfortunately, DIRECTV and AT-T-Verse have not agreed with Tegna to keep our stations available for their services. Our company has successfully negotiated multi-year contracts with hundreds of cable and satellite providers across the country without disrupting service,” Tegna spokeswoman Anne Bentley said in a statement, noting that the company`s channels are available from other streaming service providers. Keith Hopkins, Senior Vice President, Distribution, Nexstar Media Group Inc., said in the statement, “This new multi-year agreement will allow us to continue to provide the main network and sports content of our channels, as well as local news and other programs to ATT subscribers in our markets.” Disagreements resulted in the loss of 164 local television channels owned by Nexstar.