Friday, December 31, 2010

Talks break down between Fox and DirecTV, may affect area stations

It wouldn't be so bad if we did not have access to Fox News
It looks like talks between DirecTV and Northwest Broadcasting have broken down. The various stations owned by Northwest Broadcasting may not be able to access their Fox channel after midnight. Stations that will be affected will include those owned by Northwest in several cities. This includes Spokane and Yakima in Washingston state, Binghampton, New York and Laredo, Texas.  DirecTV was able to reach agreements with other big broadcast media companies but as far as their dealings with Northwest,  DirecTV had the following comment concerning the breakdown in negotiations.
 “Northwest Broadcasting… has decided they would rather deprive our customers of their local channels than make even an honest and good faith attempt to reach a fair deal in contract negotiations,” DirecTV said in the release.
I don't really know what to make of this latest development. My most immediate question is - do we still get to see the Dallas Cowboys and Homer??
Some of the information above comes from the Spokane Spokesman-Review.

1 comment:

  1. DirecTV has a big challenge a head of them keeping FOX Network's! But now what DIRECTV is saying is that they will not sign it if there is an increase because they do not want to raise the prices for DIRECTV customers! Now why can’t they just have the channel and keep prices the same or cheaper like DISH Network did? Working for DISH Network I can tell you if your a DIRECTV customer you will probably lose the Fox channels in there DIRECTV Cinema as well and if you switch to DISH Network you'll be able to watch any episodes you might have missed in the switch or any previous episodes of your favorite programs on you online video portal.