The DirecTV-Nexstar Deal: Does It Include The Mission/White Knight Stations?

DirecTV Sues Nexstar for ‘Conspiring’ With Mission, White Knight To Raise Retrans Fees

Mission and White Knight stations, which are largely managed by Nexstar, have been blacked out on DirecTV platforms since October.

Mission And White Knight Stations Operated By Nexstar Blacked Out On Dish

Dish Network subscribers have lost satellite access to stations owned by Mission Broadcasting and White Knight Broadcasting because of a fee dispute. About 850,000 Dish households are affected. Mission has about 30 stations, including WPIX New York in the Dish footprint. Two White Knight stations are involved.

White Knight Rejects DirecTV’s Election Ploy

White Knight Broadcasting turned down DirecTV’s request that the satellite provider set aside until after the elections the retransmission-fee dispute that has blacked out the broadcaster’s stations to DirecTV subscribers.


DirecTV Asks Blacked Out Stations To Return Signals Through Election Day

DirecTV is asking the 27 stations owned by Mission Broadcasting and White Knight Broadcasting that are blacked out to its subscribers because of a retransmission consent fee dispute to return their signals through election day. The satellite company is offering to pay the stations whatever new rate winds up being negotiated retroactively to the return of the signals.

Nexstar Adds 4 Katz Diginets On 43 New Chs.

In addition, the four — Bounce, Escape, Grit and Laff — have been renewed on 21 other stations, boosting Bounce to 86% of the United States and 95% of African-American households, while Escape, Grit and Laff will now reach 89%, 87% and 90% of all U.S. TV households, respectively.

Katz, Bounce Boost Diginet Distribution

The expansion comes from multi-year deals for Bounce TV, Escape, Grit and Laff with Nexstar, Mission and White Knight.

Nexstar, Mission Buy 19 Stations For $270M

The $270 million deal comprises the 19 stations of Communications Corp. of America and White Knight Broadcasting. Nexstar gets 11, Mission gets eight.