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DIRECTV Update (as of 2:00 pm CT, Saturday, January 14) –
Tell DIRECTV to get back to the negotiating table!
DIRECTV has refused to respond to the financial offer we submitted even before the disruption began on Thursday.
Our negotiators remain ready and willing to continue to negotiate to end the current service disruption. DIRECTV’s delay tactics are preventing you from getting your station back on their system. They appear not to care that you are missing your favorite news, weather, and sports personalities, your favorite programming, and the NFL playoff games!
But these tactics are nothing new for DIRECTV. In just the past two weeks alone, they have had contract disruptions with nearly 70 TV stations around the country.
Call DIRECTV @ 1-800-531-5000, request a credit on your bill, and demand they get to the negotiating table to settle this dispute.
While we remain committed to striking a fair deal as soon as possible, we cannot predict when your station will be returned to the DIRECTV service. In the meantime, remember that our stations remain available on all other satellite and cable providers available in your area and for free over the air with an appropriate antenna.
Save Your Local Station!
We’re dealing with a company that has a history of behaving badly.
A history of blacking out channels during negotiations. DIRECTV’s behavior now is consistent with how they’ve handled multiple local station blackouts and dozens of cable networks.
We’re sorry you’re caught in the middle.
And it’s unfortunate you’re not being told the whole story by DIRECTV.
At News-Press & Gazette Company, we value honesty.