After being accused of not negotiating seriously, DirecTV explained its request to exclude military facilities from the current Tegna blackout.
Tegna has accused DirecTV of not taking negotiations seriously after a carriage dispute resulted in customers losing access to local channels.
DirecTV revealed it offered Tegna a “first-of-its-kind a la carte model.” One which DirecTV argues would fix the existing “broken model.”
DirecTV’s carriage dispute with Tegna results in DirecTV, DirecTV Stream and U-verse losing access to 64 local stations in 51 markets.
A temporary agreement has reportedly now been approved, ensuring NBA games remain available on Bally Sports for the remainder of the season.
Hulu and YouTube TV join the Preserve Viewer Choice Coalition, an advocacy group dedicated to maintaining streaming choice and competition.
Charter lost 320,000 video customers in the third quarter of 2023, citing the temporary loss of Disney programming as one of the reasons.
Two new FCC proposals push for compensating subscribers when a dispute leads to channel blackouts, and quicker information in general.
Diamond Sports wants DirecTV to pay the full price for Bally Sports channels, even if the same channels no longer offer the same content.
Nexstar, the owner of many networks, commented on the recent Disney-Charter deal, arguing that it is a good thing overall for broadcast TV.
DirecTV has reportedly warned Warner Bros. Discovery that it risks violating its contract by adding more CNN to its Max streaming service.
Disney, Netflix, Paramount Plus, Peacock, Max and others have now formed a new alliance to protect the interest of all streaming services.
DirecTV and Nexstar Media Group have reached an agreement, bringing an end to a dispute and guaranteeing the return of the affected channels.
DirecTV and Nexstar have agreed a deal that will see Nexstar-owned channels returning to DirecTV and DirecTV Stream on a temporary basis.
One of the potential takeaways from the new Charter-Disney agreement is that live TV packages might get even more complicated in the future.
While the new agreement results in Disney-owned channels being restored today, not all of them are actually coming back under the new deal.
The new Charter and Disney agreement results in Spectrum TV customers gaining access to Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming services.
The dispute between Charter and Disney that led to multiple Disney-owned channels being dropped from Spectrum TV has now come to an end.
With the Disney dispute ongoing, Charter has stepped up its efforts to maintain Spectrum customers by offering a discount on Fubo’s Pro plan.
Dish Network has lost access to 37 local channels in 27 markets due to a dispute with Hearst Television over distribution rates.