Satellite customers get WFAA-TV back on Sunday

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Satellite customers get WFAA-TV back on Sunday

DirecTV and other AT&T customers got WFAA-TV (Channel 8) back on Sunday.

Tegna and AT&T announced that they had come to a multiyear agreement to return Tegna’s local broadcast stations to AT&T customers in 64 markets across the country.

The channel had gone dark on Dec. 1 for DirecTV, AT&T TV, AT&T TV Now and U-Verse customers. AT&T had said that Tegna was asking for “unwarranted increases” in its rates for its local broadcast channels.

Tegna owns at least 12 stations in Texas — including WFAA in Dallas, KHOU in Houston and KENS in San Antonio — that serve about 87% of the state.

The retransmission agreement is for all 64 TEGNA-owned stations serving 51 Nielsen markets, including Atlanta; Charlotte, N.C.; Cleveland; Denver; Houston; Indianapolis; Minneapolis; New Orleans; Phoenix; Seattle; St. Louis; Tampa, Fla.; and Washington D.C. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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