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WBOC and FOX21 Could Disappear from DIRECTV Channel Lineup After July 31


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#1 OFFLINE   Athlon646464

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:57 AM

WBOC and FOX21 Could Disappear from DIRECTV Channel Lineup After July 31
 
(WBOC.com) - SALISBURY, Md.- WBOC and FOX21, the local CBS and FOX affiliates found on Channels 16 and 21, on Thursday announced that despite prolonged negotiations, it appears that DIRECTV is unwilling to carry the stations past the end of its current contract. If no agreement is reached, WBOC and FOX21 will no longer be seen on DIRECTV after midnight Thursday, July 31, 2014.
 
Craig Jahelka, vice president and general manager, explained that WBOC and FOX21 are asking for far less than what DIRECTV pays for national networks like ESPN – even though WBOC's and FOX21's ratings are much higher than ESPN's ratings....
 

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