Sunbeam, DirecTV Reach Retrans Pact

The owner of WSVN Miami and WHDH and WLVI Boston signs a carriage deal with the satellite TV provider, avoiding a Super Bowl blackout.

Sunbeam Television Corp., parent company of WSVN Miami (Fox) and WHDH (NBC) and WLVI (CW) Boston on Thursday reached a retransmission consent agreement with satellite program provider DirecTV.

“We are pleased that we reached an agreement with DirecTV, and we appreciate our viewers’ patience during this tough negotiation,” said Robert W. Leider, EVP-general manager of Sunbeam.

Viewers in both Miami and Boston can immediately access the station signals on DirecTV.

Chris Wayland, VP-GM of the Boston stations, added: “We are especially delighted that all of our viewers will now be able to see NBC’s telecast of the Super Bowl as well as our own extensive coverage from Indianapolis. Go Patriots!”

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Teri Green says:

January 27, 2012 at 9:34 am

Well surprise, surprise… Why do we have to go through this every other week it seems