Northwest Stations Return To DirecTV Ahead Of Apollo Launch


When it comes to bitter, protracted retransmission consent stalemates, there is perhaps no broadcaster that has had as many “blackouts” as Northwest Broadcasting.

The company owned by Brian Brady has had its battles with Charter Communications and, twice, with DirecTV. They lasted months.

Now, with Northwest poised to become part of a new entity that combines the stations with those of Cox Media Group and the financial support of Apollo Global Management, a lengthy impasse between Northwest and DirecTV has suddenly ended.

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