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DirecTV Subscribers Might lose NewsNation and Nexstar Stations

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DirecTV subscribers might lose access to NewsNation and a number of other stations due to a carriage dispute with Nexstar.

As is typically the case with DirecTV, the dispute would not only result in DirecTV subscribers losing access to the channels, but also DirecTV Stream subscribers and U-verse customers as well.

Nexstar owns a bunch of different channels, including many local channels and NewsNation. While the company had already agreed a new deal with YouTube TV and with Hulu, it looks like its current transmission agreement with DirecTV is about to come to an end, and without an extension.

Some of the stations owned by Nexstar have now started issuing notices confirming the problem. For example, NewsNation has issued its own message warning that “if a new agreement is not reached, DIRECTV/UVerse might remove NewsNation from your schedule.”

The message goes on to explain that the dispute revolves around carriage fees and claims that DirecTV “refused our fair offer and is making negotiations very difficult.”

The message also states. “All of NewsNation could be lost? All of it. NO Chris Cuomo, NO Dan Abrams Live, NO Ashleigh Banfield, all of our hours of live, unbiased news coverage – GONE.

As mentioned, NewsNation is only one of the stations that could be affected here, with similar messages having now gone live for many local stations as well.

For example, a Nexstar alert for Chicago’s WGN 9 (which incidentally went live on YouTube TV today) confirms the same dispute, and suggests subscribers either email DirecTV to complain, demand a rebate, or switch providers.

In spite of the large number of alerts that have gone live, it doesn’t look like any of them provide any specifics on when the channels could disappear from DirecTV. Instead, they all simply state that the “contract could soon expire and DIRECT/UVERSE might remove our station from your schedule.”

John Finn

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2 responses to “DirecTV Subscribers Might lose NewsNation and Nexstar Stations”

  1. Jacqueline G Borrelli Avatar
    Jacqueline G Borrelli

    Begging Direct TV not to cancel News Nation. It is the best unbiased news program on all of TV channels. I switched when I learned that Chris Cuomo wouldnave a one hour slot on News Nation. I enjoy the whole evening news reportersa dwould be lost without News Nation. With so much trash on most channels, please keep this quality line-up. Hopefully Jacqueline Borrelli. 9old enough to remember the great newscasters)

  2. In regard to Nexstar Media Group, Mission Broadcasting, and White Knight Broadcasting; have suspicions that Perry Sook-Nexstar Media Group, Dennis Thatcher & Nancie Smith-Mission Broadcasting, and Toby Malara & Sheldon Galloway-White Knight Broadcasting have made a super secretive consultant deal with Duane Lammers-Max Retrans in assisting Nexstar, Mission, and White Knight altogether in retransmission consent carriage contract negotiations needs while Mission and White Knight claim to have used Eric Sahl-Sahl Karofsky Media Group/ID Media to assist Mission, White Knight, and Vaughan to assist them for their retransmission consent carriage contract negotiations needs as one of their third party middleman consultants. Suspicions that Perry Sook-Nexstar Media Group, Dennis Thatcher & Nancie Smith-Mission Broadcasting, Toby Malara & Sheldon Galloway-White Knight Broadcasting, Eric Sahl-Sahl Karofsky Media Group/ID Media, and Duane Lammers-Max Retrans combined altogether in their combined collusion on refusing and failing to allow DISH and DIRECTV the chance to be able to negotiate on retransmission consent carriage contract agreements for the Mission and White Knight television stations combined altogether as the reason why DISH and DIRECTV have difficulties getting retransmission consent carriage contract agreements for the Mission and White Knight television stations combined altogether in addition to DISH for the Vaughan Media television stations as well.

    Feel Nancie Smith & Dennis Thatcher-Mission Broadcasting & Toby Malara & Sheldon Galloway-White Knight Broadcasting been using both Duane Lammers-Max Retrans & Eric Sahl-Sahl Karofsky Media Group/ID Media both combined altogether as the reason why DIRECTV and DISH is not able to carry the Mission and White Knight TV stations. If Mission and White Knight has no intention of letting allowing DIRECTV and DISH to carry the Mission and White Knight TV stations ever again, recommend Mission and White Knight be better offing selling the TV stations right now if Mission and White Knight has no intention of letting allowing DIRECTV and DISH to carry the Mission and White Knight TV stations ever again because Nancie Smith & Dennis Thatcher-Mission Broadcasting & Toby Malara & Sheldon Galloway-White Knight Broadcasting would rather keep continuing on using both Duane Lammers Max Retrans & Eric Sahl Sahl Karofsky Media Group/ID Media both combined altogether to assist Mission and White Knight for their retransmission consent negotiating needs. Nancie Smith & Dennis Thatcher-Mission Broadcasting & Toby Malara & Sheldon Galloway-White Knight Broadcasting be better selling all of the TV stations right now to someone else that who would be willing to deal with very stiff concessions including pledging and promising to permanently fire cut ties terminate and or never ever agreed to right now use Duane Lammers Max Retrans, Eric Sahl Sahl Karofsky Media Group/ID Media, ATV Broadcast, Symphony Media Audit International and or other third party middleman consultants right now for third party middleman consultants to assist broadcasters and broadcasting group for their retransmission consent negotiating needs right now.

    Hope wish that Jessica Rosenworcel investigate Perry Sook-Nexstar Media Group, Dennis Thatcher & Nancie Smith-Mission Broadcasting, Toby Malara & Sheldon Galloway-White Knight Broadcasting, Eric Sahl-Sahl Karofsky Media Group/ID Media, and Duane Lammers-Max Retrans combined altogether in their combined collusion on refusing and failing to allow DISH and DIRECTV the chance to be able to negotiate on retransmission consent carriage contract agreements for the Mission and White Knight television stations combined altogether as the reason why DISH and DIRECTV have difficulties getting retransmission consent carriage contract agreements for the Mission and White Knight television stations combined altogether in addition to DISH for the Vaughan Media television stations as well.

    Perry Sook-Nexstar Media Group proper claim to have used Symphony Media Audit International to assist Nexstar Media Group for their retransmission consent carriage contract negotiations needs as one of their third party middleman consultants to assist Nexstar Media Group for years while Nexstar Media Group sidecars Mission and White Knight claim to have used Eric Sahl-Sahl Karofsky Media Group/ID Media to assist Mission, White Knight, and Vaughan to assist them for their retransmission consent carriage contract negotiations needs as one of their third party middleman consultants to assist them all for years. Could both Nexstar proper and Nexstar sidecars have made a super secretive consultant deal using Duane Lammers-Max Retrans as their third party middleman consultant to assist them for their retransmission consent negotiating needs right now as the reason why DIRECTV and DISH are having difficulties getting a retransmission consent carriage contract deal for TV stations from both the Nexstar Media Group proper and the Nexstar Media Group sidecars Mission, White Knight, and Vaughan combined altogether.

    If Perry Sook-Nexstar Media Group is very really serious in wanting more money for retransmission consent carriage of the Mission and White Knight TV stations on DIRECTV and DISH, recommend that the retransmission consent money fees going to be spent on buying all brand new state of the art equipment including allowing all of Nexstar’s TV stations being able to have Nexstar having their local TV stations being able to have their local live newscasts and coverage of local live events being live streamed online from their Tv stations website and all transmitter equipment for their TV stations than seeing that the retransmission consent money fees going to be spent going to such as rooting and supporting Donald Trump, and Duane Lammers and his firm Max Retrans as the third party middleman consultant Perry Sook-Nexstar likely been using to help assist Mission and White Knight in handling retransmission consent carriage fee negotiations with MVPDs with Duane Lammers-Max Retrans likely wanted a portion of the retrans fees from DIRECTV and DISH for carriage of Mission and White Knight TV stations to help Duane Lammers siphoning off money from fees from various MVPDs to launched a slush fund to help Granite Broadcasting/Silver Point Capital keep WTVH going for Granite, and for the benefit of Lammers himself for Lammers own personal piggybank for Lammers to use it on such as rooting and supporting Donald Trump, and others outside and independent of Lammers own regular personal checking and banking account by getting up to $1.00-2.00 average per month as commission for Lammers of the up to $2.00-10.00 average per month from each MVPDs subscriber with using Max Retrans as a third party middleman consultant to assist Nexstar Media Group as a precondition allowing DIRECTV and DISH carriage of Mission and White Knight TV stations.

    Hopping people understand about suspicions about Mission and White Knight using Duane Lammers Max Retrans right now to assist them for their retransmission consent contract negotiating needs while Mission and White Knight claim to have used Eric Sahl-Sahl Karofsky Media Group/ID Media to assist Mission, White Knight, and Vaughan to assist them for their retransmission consent carriage contract negotiations needs right now.

    Aware Duane Lammers was with Nexstar when Nexstar and Mission pulled TV stations from Cox and Cableone(Sparklight) in 2005 and got connected and associated with Communications Corporation Of America/White Knight and Granite/Malara both under Silver Point Capital control in dealing with retransmission consent negotiations for Communications Corporation Of America/White Knight and Granite/Malara both under Silver Point Capital in 2008.

    Don’t think Duane Lammers-Max Retrans has learned enough from his own and his own firm lessons combined altogether from refusing and failing to allow Mediacom and DIRECTV the chance to be able to negotiate on retransmission consent carriage contract agreements for ex former Independent Communications owned and operated FOX affiliate KTTW-KTTM, and DIRECTV for the Sinclair Broadcast Group sidecars including Deerfield Media many years ago.

    Suspicions that both Deborah McDermott-Standard Media/Soohyung Soo Kim-Standard General and Cox Media Group/Apollo Global Management likely used both Duane Lammers-Max Retrans & Eric Sahl-Sahl Karofsky Media Group/ID Media combined altogether as their third party middleman consultant to assist both Standard Media and Cox Media Group for their retransmission consent carriage contract negotiations needs as the reason why DISH have difficulties getting retransmission consent carriage contract agreements for both Standard Media and Cox Media Group combined altogether. Cox Media Group claim to have used ATV Broadcast, and Symphony Media Audit International to assist Cox Media Group for their retransmission consent carriage contract negotiations needs as one of their third party middleman consultants to assist Cox Media Group for years.

    Possible that Edmund Ed Ansin-Sunbeam Television, Fort Myers Broadcasting Company, and University Of Missouri likely used both Duane Lammers-Max Retrans & Eric Sahl-Sahl Karofsky Media Group/ID Media combined altogether as their third party middleman consultant to assist Sunbeam, Fort Myers, and University Of Missouri for their retransmission consent carriage contract negotiations needs as the reason why DISH haven’t carried the Sunbeam, Fort Myers, and University Of Missouri TV stations combined altogether for many years.

    This is why its very hard and difficult to avoid mentioning and referencing Duane Lammers right now as he is associated with both Mission and White Knight in the past history.

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