‘Blackout’ Ends For Nexstar Across AT&T Services


Nexstar Media Group and AT&T have entered into a new multi-year retransmission consent agreement to provide Nexstar-owned network affiliated and local broadcast stations to customers of AT&T’s video platforms in 97 markets across the United States.

Nexstar local stations are now returning to any impacted DirecTV, AT&T TV NOW and U-verse platforms.

“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, Senior Vice President of Content and Programming at AT&T Communications.

Nexstar SVP/Distribution Keith Hopkins added, “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.”

AT&T and Nexstar “regret the inconvenience incurred by customers, viewers and advertisers,” and thanked them them for their patience, as the new agreement was being finalized.

Financial terms were not disclosed.