On the afternoon of Oct. 19, the MyNetworkTV affiliate serving the state of Hawaii suddenly faded to black for DirecTV subscribers across the state. The station still hasn’t returned to the lineup, and the station’s GM is furious.
He’s also painting a “David and Goliath” picture … even though Raycom is involved with the operaton.
What’s the true story behind KFVE-9 in Honolulu? Is AT&T-owned DirecTV playing fair, or is this another mud-slinging battle over “must carry” status? RBR+TVBR spoke with KFVE GM John L. Fink to get his take on the thorny situation.