NP&G Stations Go Dark On DirecTV

Family run News-Press & Gazette has a relatively small chain of 13 stations mostly in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, Idaho  and Texas, including ABC affils in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara, Calif.; Colorado Springs and Grand Junction, Colo.; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Columbia, Mo.; and El Paso, Texas. The stations went dark today on DirecTV, as negotiations that continued after the previous deal expired on Sept. 30 finally fell apart.