However, DirecTV`s dispute with one of the companies, Tegna, has led to the disappearance of both this satellite service and its sister verses AT-T.U. The pages did not reach an agreement before Tuesday night`s deadline. TYSONS CORNER, Va. DALLAS – Tegna stations in 51 markets have fallen into the dark for customers AT-T DirecTV and U-Verse, as both parties have been unable to obtain a broadcast agreement. The blackout officially began at 19 .m. ET on December 1. „Unfortunately, the verses of DirecTV AT-T U have not reached an agreement with Tegna to keep our channels 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 said in a statement. „Unfortunately, the verses of DIRECTV and AT-T U have not reached an agreement with TEGNA to keep our channels in the air,“ Tegna`s Twitter account tweeted late on Tuesday. „While we are renegotiating in good faith, you can watch your TEGNA station from other local providers or streaming services. And we are always free from the air. „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. „Unfortunately, DIRECTV has refused to enter into a fair market-based agreement with us, which is why our station is not currently available on DIRECTV,“ 9News said on its website.
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. The two sides were unable to reach an agreement until December 1, .m 17. This week`s deadline, all major satellite TV services, DirecTV and Dish Network, were facing delays for transportation agreements with TV channel owners that could lead subscribers to lose a large number of channels.