KUSA and KTVD, channels 9 and 20, are usually not accessible to DirecTV prospects.
The absence signifies that native newscasts, NBC programming, together with NFL Sunday Night Football, “The Voice” and “Chicago P.D.,” are usually not accessible to subscribers of the satellite tv for pc service.
DirecTV is a subsidiary of AT&T. The two native tv stations are owned by TEGNA, a publicly-traded broadcast, digital media, and advertising and marketing companies firm.
“Unfortunately, DIRECTV has refused to reach a fair, market-based agreement with us, which is why our station is not currently available on DIRECTV,” 9News mentioned on its web site.
Unfortunately, DIRECTV and AT&T U-Verse haven’t reached an settlement with TEGNA to maintain our stations on the air. As we proceed negotiating in good religion, you’ll be able to watch your TEGNA station on different native suppliers or streaming companies. And we’re at all times free over-the-air.
— TEGNA (@TEGNA) December 2, 2020
Contract negotiations between the events are ongoing.
“Consider switching to a new video provider or tell DIRECTV to bring back KUSA and KTVD by calling 1-800-531-5000,” the station mentioned Wednesday.
KUSA and KTVD have agreements in place with different suppliers together with DISH, Spectrum, and Comcast.
Elsewhere in broadcasting, Nexstar Media Group and Dish Network Corporation have come up brief in contract negotiations. Local channels, KWGN Channel 2, and KDVR Fox 31 have been blacked out to Dish subscribers, in line with an information launch.