After weeks of short term extensions today AT&T and Sinclair have announced a deal to keep Sinclair owned channels on DIRECTV, AT&T TV NOW, U-verse TV, and more. This news comes after Sinclair first warned of a possible blackout back in mid-September. Since that first warning, AT&T and Sinclair have reached several short term extensions to keep Sinclair owned locals on AT&T’s TV services.
Here is the statement Sinclair sent out earlier today:
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI), and AT&T have agreed on a multi-year agreement across DIRECTV, AT&T TV and U-verse for continued carriage of Sinclair’s owned local broadcast stations and Tennis Channel, for future carriage of Marquee Sports Network, a regional sports network featuring games of the Chicago Cubs launching in 2020, as well as for the 21 RSN brands Sinclair recently acquired and the YES Network, in which Sinclair is a joint-venture partner.
This is breaking news more coming soon.
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