Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Over Indy Retrans Impasse


At 11:59pm Eastern on Friday, January 31, two Indianapolis TV stations fell dark on DirecTV, as a retransmission consent deal agreed to by the stations’ prior ownership lapsed. No new retrans consent arrangement has yet to come to fruition.

Now, more than six months later, the owner of the stations — DuJuan McCoy — is taking DirecTV owner AT&T to court. And, he says that as an African American, he is a victim of racial discrimination.

DuJuan McCoy is a featured panelist at RBR+TVBR’s forthcoming Black Media Symposium, presented by Triton Digital. For full details on this free, virtual event on August 19 at 11:30am Eastern, please click here.

McCoy participated in a pre-event conversation with Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson ahead of the filing of this lawsuit, and we present the interview on August 12 at RBR.com.


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