NewsChannel 9 remains dark on DIRECTV

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Some of our viewers can’t see NewsChannel 9 right now.

Earlier this month, DIRECTV abruptly removed WSYR-TV, NewsChannel 9 from its lineup. WSYR is one of 120 Nexstar stations across the country dropped by AT&T and DIRECTV. Our corporate owner is Nexstar Media Group.

The action follows DIRECTV’s refusal to accept an offer of an unconditional extension of the existing agreement to August 2, 2019 to allow WSYR-TV’s owner, Nexstar Media Group and DIRECTV/AT&T to reach a new agreement and allowing DIRECTV subscribers to continue to view quality local news, weather, sports and ABC network programming on NewsChannel 9.

You can help get us back on. We encourage customers to call DirecTV and let them know how you feel. The number is 1-855-937-9462.

Viewers with DirecTV do have several alternatives to continue watching their favorite NewsChannel 9 programming. Those alternatives include local cable subscribers such as Spectrum. Other alternatives include Verizon FIOS, DISH or over the air viewing.

NewsChannel 9 will keep you updated on the situation. Thank you for your support.

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 Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal has issued a letter urging direct broadcast satellite service provider DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse to immediately restore carriage of Nexstar-owned WTNH-TV (ABC) and WCTX-TV (MyNetworkTV). You can read that letter below:

Senator Blumenthal Letter 7-5-19 by NewsChannel 9 on Scribd

DTV-ATT Viewers Deprived of Programming 7-5-19 by Nicholas Newcomb on Scribd

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