Nexstar & AT&T Reach New Retrans Deal

The multi-year deal, which covers DirecTV, AT&T TV and U-verse, ends a nearly two-month impasse. Terms were not disclosed.

Nexstar and AT&T have come to terms on a new retransmission consent agreement, ending a blackout of 120 Nexstar stations in 97 markets by AT&T’s DirecTV satellite service and U-Verse that began July 4.

Terms were not disclosed.

“Our customers want more choice and value and we are pleased to deliver that through this new agreement with Nexstar and its many local stations,” said Rob Thun, SVP of content and programming, AT&T Communications, in a prepared statement.

“Nexstar’s long-standing commitment is to provide exceptional programming and service to the local communities we serve across the United States and this new multi-year agreement will allow us to continue delivering our stations’ leading network and sports content as well as local news and other programming to AT&T subscribers in our markets,” stated Keith Hopkins, SVP, distribution, Nexstar Media.

Three weeks ago, AT&T ended a similar dispute by striking a deal for carriage of 26 CBS stations, including those in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia.

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[email protected] says:

August 30, 2019 at 12:36 am

As I thought that once football season was about to start that Nexstar & AT&T would get a deal done.

RustbeltAlumnus2 says:

August 30, 2019 at 8:53 am

The FCC or other relevant regulator should be allowed to end such protracted disputes with de facto binding arbitration.

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