Millions Of Viewers Across The United States Could Be Deprived Of Local News, Sports And Entertainment Programming If AT&T/DIRECTV Do Not Reach Deal With Sinclair Broadcast Group

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MILLIONS OF VIEWERS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES COULD BE DEPRIVED OF LOCAL NEWS, SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMING IF AT&T/DIRECTV DO NOT REACH DEAL WITH SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP

Sinclair had provided AT&T with a five-week extension in an attempt to avoid disruption for consumers. However, beginning September 27th, AT&T customers could miss thousands of hours of content, including NFL games starting in Week 4, post-season Major League Baseball, and the start of the NHL and NBA seasons on broadcast television.

Baltimore, Maryland (September 20, 2019) – Millions of AT&T U-verse, DIRECTV and AT&T TV NOW (formerly DIRECTV NOW) subscribers in 86 markets are at risk of losing access to 136 television stations (including popular ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW And MyNet-affiliates) and Tennis Channel, due to AT&T’s unwillingness to negotiate fair market carriage licenses with Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI).

Read more…Sinclair-ATT Negotiations Press Release 9-20-19

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