KSBY and DirectTV at impasse
January 1, 2015
After a contract dispute between KSBY and DirecTV could not be reached, DirecTV stopped carrying KSBY as of Thursday at midnight.
“Both sides have made considerable compromises to try to come to terms, but fundamental differences remain on several key points including the fair value of our programming,” KSBY said in a statement. “DirecTV has decided to drop our station as of Jan. 1.”
In response, DirectTV said that, “the owner of this channel has removed it from the DirecTV lineup despite our repeated requests to keep it on.”
Subscribers can continue to receive the KSBY for free over the air with an antenna, or from Comcast Cable, Charter Cable, COX Cable and Dish Network.
In 2013, a contract dispute between KEYT and DirecTV led to a drop in broadcast services for two weeks.