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  • Nexstar ABC Affiliates Dropped From Hulu + Live TV in Carriage Dispute

    This isn’t Nexstar’s only carriage dispute with a Live TV Streaming Service. Nexstar-owned CBS affiliates were dropped from fuboTV at the beginning of September and have not yet returned.Last year, Nexstar had a 2-month feud with AT&T which saw all affiliates disappear from AT&T TV NOW and DirecTV.

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  • fuboTV Loses Nexstar CBS Stations as Part of Carriage Dispute

    In the message to customers, fuboTV said: “Unfortunately, Nexstar Media Group who owns your local CBS affiliate has decided not to extend its agreement with fuboTV at this time. We are continuing to work to bring your CBS affiliate back.”

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  • Mission Broadcasting Stations Go Dark to DISH

    “Mission has gone from working with us to support viewers in the communities we both serve to chasing dollar signs however they can. Why? It’s simple. The NFL season has begun and Mission thinks they found the leverage they need.”

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  • Sinclair Goes on the Offensive in Retransmission Dispute with AT&T

    The system does appear to be broken in a sense. As of July, the U.S. had experienced 213 blackouts as a result of retransmission disputes since the beginning of the year – tying the previous year-long record, according to the American Television Alliance, which includes consumer groups, video providers and independent programmers. Pay-TV operators have approached the FCC and Congress, seeking changes to the regulations that govern local broadcast content distribution.

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  • ATVA: Retransmission Battles Rage On, Record TV Blackouts in 2019 Already

    The year is only a little more than halfway over, yet 2019 television blackouts already have reached the previous annual record, according to the American Television Alliance (ATVA). The year already has seen 230 blackouts in which broadcasters block video providers from carrying their content. The previous annual record was set in 2017. Last year’s annual total was 165.

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  • AT&T Drops CBS-owned Stations from DIRECTV, U-verse TV Line-ups

    CBS-owned television stations have now been removed from the channel line-ups of DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW and AT&T U-verse TV customers in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Tampa, Seattle, Detroit, Minneapolis, Miami, Denver, Sacramento, Pittsburgh and Baltimore and 117 CBS stations and affiliates on DIRECTV NOW. In addition, CBS Sports Network has been dropped nationally from DIRECTV and DIRECTV NOW, while Smithsonian Channel has been similarly removed from DIRECTV.

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