I saw a commercial last night where the newscaster on WFAA said that you may lose this station if an agreement wasn't reached by midnight tomorrow. I figured it was an probably created on 10/30 and they were just running it on 10/31 again, but maybe there was a 1 day extension?
WFAA / ABC is still lit in Dallas at 8:15am CDT.
Update: Found an [article] that mentions this:
"Negotiations still continue, and we're hopeful we can come to a fair settlement," says Devlin, who posted this heads-up to WFAA viewers explaining the station's side of the story. "Our position really hasn't changed: It's unreasonable that one of the most-watched channels on DirecTV is not one of the higher compensated, so for us it's a fundamental issue of fairness. if you look at Fox, CBS, NBC, ABC -- those four are the highest-viewed. Yet we're among the lowest in terms of compensation when you look at a lowly viewed cable outfit."
He wouldn't dare predict what'll happen come midnight Tuesday; he says compared to the fight with Fox, at least Belo's brawl isn't as "acrimonious." But, he reminds: There's much to be worked out between now and dark-thirty: "When you agree on your financials, there's also a whole list of other elements, which are seemingly boring. But this isn't about agreeing on an amount.
Edited by RACJ2, 01 November 2011 - 08:48 AM.