DIRECTV has reached a new carriage agreement with SJL and Lilly Broadcasting, returning six local channels to its lineup after a 10-day blackout, reports GoErie.com.
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The broadcasters pulled their channels from DIRECTV on April 1 when the two companies could not reach a new agreement. The companies were fighting over how much DIRECTV should pay to carry the channels.
The channels affected in the dispute were: WSEE-TV (CBS affiliate in Erie, Pennsylvania); WICU-TV (NBC affiliate in Erie); WENY (CBS, ABC affiliates in Elmira, New York); and KMAU-TV (ABC and MeTV channels in Honolulu, Hawaii.).
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Viewers of the stations began posting notices on Twitter last night that their channels had returned. GoErie.com writes that the signals were returned last night to DIRECTV at around 9 p.m. ET.
DIRECTV is still in engaged in a fee fight with Louisiana Television Broadcasting which has forced two ABC stations (KRGV-TV in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas market, and WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.) off its lineup since April 7.
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