Nexstar Stations and NewsNation Go Dark on DirecTV as Carriage Contract Expires |

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More than 150 section TV stations owned by Nexstar Media Group went acheronian connected DirecTV’s level arsenic of 4 p.m. PT Sunday aft nan sides grounded to travel to position connected a caller retransmission consent agreement.

The blackout includes Nexstar stations successful New York (WPIX), Los Angeles (KTLA) and Chicago (WGN) and besides Nexstar’s NewsNation channel. In total, 159 position serving 113 markets went acheronian aft a past push connected negotiations successful precocious June.

DirecTV serves astir 12.7 cardinal subscribers crossed nan U.S. Nexstar said it offered to widen nan existent woody to Oct. 31 to let statement talks to continue. Nexstar indicated that nan blackout affected astatine slightest 10 cardinal subscribers crossed DirecTV’s footprint.

“Nexstar remains hopeful that a solution tin beryllium reached quickly to return to viewers their favourite web programming, unrecorded sporting events, in-depth section news, and different section contented applicable to their communities, arsenic good arsenic captious emergency updates for which DirecTV is charging its subscribers,” Nexstar said.

DirecTV representatives could not instantly beryllium reached for comment.

KTLA Los Angeles was among nan Nexstar stations that person been moving a crawl alert during news broadcasts informing DirecTV subscribers that nan stations mightiness travel down.

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