El Segundo, Calif., June 27, 2012 – Completely out of the blue, Northwest Broadcasting began alerting our customers today that they could potentially lose access to their local Northwest station. This is despite what we considered Northwest’s good faith proposal to continue to extend our agreement these past several months until officially notifying us otherwise. The fact remains that Northwest wants DIRECTV customers to pay more than double for the same channels they already receive. We are willing to compensate Northwest fairly, but we will not allow them (or any other station operator) to try to extract unreasonable increases at our customers’ expense.
Northwest Broadcasting includes:
WICZ (FOX) Binghamton, NY Ch. 40
WBPN (MNT) Binghamton, NY Ch. 10
KMVU (FOX) Medford-Klamath Falls Ch. 26
KAYU (FOX) Spokane Ch. 28
KFFX (FOX) Yakima-Pasco-Richland-Kennewick Ch. 11
KVTV (CBS) Laredo, TX Ch. 13