Southeastern TV group, DirecTV come to terms


At least one retransmission consent negotiation came and went without generating any major headlines, not that we saw, anyway. Morris Network is the TV group, and it announced that viewers who see it via satcaster DirecTV will continue to be able to do so with no interruption of service.

Derek Brown, GM of NBC WGMT in Macon, posted an announcement to viewers on the station website that was typical of those posted on other Morris stations. Brown wrote,

“Morris Network, which owns and operates six television network affiliated television stations, and DIRECTV, which provides satellite TV service that retransmits the signal of each of the Morris Network stations, are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of negotiations for renewal of their existing retransmission consent agreement.”

Morris’ website lists the following television holdings: WMGT-TV (NBC) and MY41 (My Network TV) in Macon, Georgia; WTVQ (ABC) in Lexington, Kentucky; WCBI-TV (CBS), MYMS TV (My Network TV) and North Mississippi (The CW) in Columbus, Mississippi; WXXV-TV (Fox) and MYXXV2 (My Network TV) in Gulfport, Mississippi; WWAY-TV (ABC) and RTV (Retro Television Network) in Wilmington, North Carolina and  WDEF-TV (CBS) in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Morris is also active in the newspaper business.