Retrans fees... Here We Go Again...
Seems just like last week KTHV was in a squabble with Dish Network over retransmission fees. Well that squabble was worked out...but here KTHV is again NOW with Direct TV. According to a message on its website, channel 11 is in a position to be pulled from the video service provider come midnight November 30th.
Attention DirecTV SubscribersStarting at midnight November 30, KTHV may no longer be available on DirecTV. That means you could lose access to blockbuster college football and basketball, your favorite CBS entertainment programs and NFL football as well as your local news, weather and sports. Tell DirecTV to keep your CBS station KTHV by calling 1-888-777-2454.
Information about KTHV on DirecTVIn order for KTHV to be delivered to your home, we negotiate agreements for the rights to carry our station with video service providers like DirecTV. KTHV has agreements in place with all of the video providers in our area. In fact, we have never had a service disruption with a major distributor before. Just this past October, we successfully reached a multi-year agreement with DISH Network without any disruption for our viewers.
Unfortunately, so far DirecTV has refused to reach a fair, market-based agreement with us – even though terms being offered are similar to those which allowed us to reach a deal with DISH Network just this past October. If a deal is not reached by midnight on November 30, DirecTV subscribers will lose access to KTHV.