DIRECTV and AT & T U-verse, a provider of direct-transmission satellite services, unilaterally abandoned the network and programming of the local community for more than 120 stations that impact consumers and spectators in 97 markets in the United States. This follows with the refusal by DIRECTV’s of accepting an offer of an unconditional extension of the agreement till 2nd of August. Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (“Nexstar”) and DIRECTV / AT & T reach a new agreement allowing the direct satellite transmission service provider (as well as AT & T’s U-verse systems and its subscription television service, DIRECTV NOW) the right to continue transmitting the highly rated programming.
With its long-term track record of providing an exemplary service to the local markets where it operates, Nexstar deeply regrets the extension’s DIRECTV / AT & T rejection.
Nexstar has been negotiating in good faith to establish a contract of mutual agreement with DIRECTV. Nexstar has offered DIRECTV the same rates which are being offered to other distribution partners.
To end DIRECTV action that is unnecessary and punitive to its subscribers for which Nextstar has to complete an agreement with DIRECTV. In this sense, Nexstar not only offered an extension until August 2, but also offered DIRECTV / AT & T its availability “during the next 30 days to meet with you in the period prior to the expiration of the agreement with DIRECTV / AT & T. Person in the following dates: July 12, 13, 14, 15, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, as well as August 1 and 2 “.
Nexstar is highly committed to constantly raising the level of service provided to local communities in the markets it serves in the United States.