LR Channels Blacked Out on Direct tv in Southwest Arkansas
This from an e-mailer:
Have Directv viewers in Nevada County lost the Little Rock locals. We've previously been able to watch both Little Rock and Shreveport locals...but as of today, all the Little Rock Channels say they are blacked out. Mike Ross worked out the agreement a few years ago with Directv to receive both local markets. Has that changed since he's not in office any more?
Yep, believe me living in between Shreveport and Little Rock is a curse because of this. Growing up I always loved having the choice of looking at Shreveport or Little Rock network affiliates..but of course I was a subscriber to cable tv. With Direct tv and other little dish operators they see Shreveport as the local DMA and not Little Rock. BUT such a fit was thrown when all the Little Rock stations weren't an option for the little dish customers Mike Ross made some sort of a deal with them. Wonder what it is going on here.
A look back and that agreement was made in April of 2006.
UPDATE: 01.14.2013 Seems the glitch has been fixed. No explanation on what the cause was. Most viewers in Southwest Arkansas prefer getting their news from the Little Rock stations. Too bad the Ark-La-Tex stations don't go after these viewers. The Shreveport stations don't do a good job anymore providing news coverage for Southwest Arkansas. They all at one point had offices/studios and crews in Texarkana.