DirecTV Reaches Retrans Agreement With Local TV LLCDeal Involves 21 Stations in 16 markets 8/31/2012 11:21 AM Eastern
DirecTV said Friday it has reached a retransmission consent agreement with Local TV LLC, avoiding a blackout of 21 television stations across the country.
Terms of the agreement, which was set to expire at midnight, were not disclosed.
"We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Local TV LLC that we believe is fair and equitable for our customers, who will continue to enjoy Local TV-owned channels without interruption," DirecTV said in a statement. "We appreciate our customers' patience as we worked to successfully complete this agreement."
LocalTV owns 21 stations in 16 markets across the country, including Denver, Cleveland, St. Louis, Kansas City, Salt Lake City Oklahoma City and Milwaukee and are affiliated with major networks like CBS, Fox, NBC, The CW and MyNetworkTV.
The company acknowledged the agreement on its various station web sites.