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DIRECTV & Raycom Reach Multi-Year Agreement

DIRECTV has signed a new carriage agreement with Raycom Media, averting a blackout of more than 40 local stations in the satcaster’s lineup.

Raycom-owned stations tonight disclosed the new carriage pact in social media posts on Facebook and Twitter.

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The deadline for a carriage deal was at 8 p.m. ET today. The two sides were fighting over how much DIRECTV should pay to carry the Raycom locals.

If a new pact was not agreed to tonight, Raycom could have pulled its network affiliates from DIRECTV, which is owned by AT&T.

By law, a TV provider can not carry a channel without the permission of its owner.

Raycom has stations in large, mid-sized and small markets such as Tucson, Richmond, Virginia, New Orleans, Cleveland and Honolulu.

— Phillip Swann

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1 Comment on DIRECTV & Raycom Reach Multi-Year Agreement

  1. Elizabeth Miller // October 2, 2017 at 6:46 am // Reply

    What is a new way to watch tv, I used to watch direct tv, and I liked it I live in the country, so I like the tv programming from direct tv but they kept getting higher what do yu suggest I would like something simple I do,t know how to set this new stuff up please help

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