DIRECTV, Sinclair face looming deadline for carriage contract

02/19/2013 | Deadline.com

DIRECTV subscribers in 47 markets are in danger of losing access to 87 local broadcast outlets on Feb. 28 due to a potential standoff over a carriage contract, according to a notice from Sinclair Broadcast Group, the stations' owner. "Given that we spend millions of dollars each year to buy and produce high-quality programming, it is only right and fair that satellite companies compensate us fairly," Sinclair said. DIRECTV said talks have been "productive."

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