“Our customers want more choice and value and we are pleased to deliver that through this new agreement with Nexstar and its many local channels,” Rob Thun, senior vice president of content and programming at AT&T Communications, said in the statement. AT&T and Nexstar lament the inconvenience to customers, viewers and advertisers, and we thank them for their patience when the new agreement was reached. “Nexstar`s long-standing commitment to providing exceptional programs and services to the local communities we serve in the U.S., and this new multi-year agreement will allow us to continue to provide our channels` core network and sports content, as well as local news and other programs to AT&T subscribers in our markets,” said Keith Hopkins. Senior Vice President, Distribution, Nexstar Media Group, Inc. Nexstar and AT> have entered into a new multi-year agreement on the retransmission agreement that returns Nexstar`s local channels to DIRECTV, AT&T TV and U-verse. “We understand what it may look like for our channel to unfairly raise our prices for DIRECTV and AT&T-U-Verse customers, but that`s simply not the case,” the channel says. “Our prices are set by the market. WTHR has successfully negotiated contracts with all other suppliers in our region. In fact, in recent years, we have entered into hundreds of contracts with cable and satellite companies across the country. I was wondering if you had to sign a contract for two years, but the treaty also applies to all the channels that they said they would provide. With the loss of all programming, we can leave after a monthly reduction in our fees, because we do not get what we pay for.
Even if Dish doesn`t make the stations available, it violates the agreement, as we don`t get what we signed up for. Nexstar channels fell into darkness Wednesday night for Dish subscribers when the two companies failed to reach a deal, according to a statement from Dish. “This value is reflected in the hundreds of agreements we have negotiated in recent years with cable, satellite, telecommunications and streaming providers nationwide,” the statement said. Dish also has a large customer base. The company closed the third quarter with 11.42 million pay-TV subscribers, including 8.96 million dish TV subscribers. Dish said the power cuts affect 5.4 million subscribers. Dozens of Texas TV 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 the companies want to calculate for broadcast channel transmission. . . .