KNPN, DirecTV reach agreement

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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2013 5:45 pm

Programming from FOX 26 KNPN was restored to customers of satellite service DirecTV on Friday after a two-and-a-half-week interruption attributed to contract disagreements.

Officials with KNPN released this statement late Friday afternoon: “We are pleased to announce that FOX 26 KNPN has reached an agreement with DirecTV for carriage of our signal. KNPN will be returned to the DirecTV service today. We thank our viewers for their patience and support.”

No further details were disclosed.

Previously, KNPN General Manager Eric Bradley had expressed disappointment with the satellite company’s Oct. 9 decision to remove the station from DirecTV’s service. The station’s owners, News-Press & Gazette Co. of St. Joseph, and DirecTV had been in negotiations for several weeks over rights to re-sell the station’s signal and other issues, he said.

NPG’s FOX-affiliated stations in other markets also were affected.

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  • GoHawkeyes posted at 8:08 pm on Fri, Oct 25, 2013.

    GoHawkeyes Posts: 1688

    FOX 26 sucks. I was happy to see it go. Wish DirecTV would bring back FOX 4.

  • okay posted at 3:14 pm on Sat, Oct 26, 2013.

    okay Posts: 1623

    Have to agree with you on that one.

  • snoopysmith2010 posted at 1:47 pm on Sun, Oct 27, 2013.

    snoopysmith2010 Posts: 25

    I Have to agree with you on that one too


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