Retrans Alert Desk: Gray Television

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by techguy88, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. techguy88

    techguy88 Active Member

    Mar 19, 2015
    So while searching the webs for any possible news for any updates about the Nexstar dispute I found this article from August 10th from Barron's which mentions Gray Television has a "round of negotiations that will occur in the fourth quarter." That usually means October - December. The article mentions AT&T and DirecTV (they misspelled the name btw :rolleyes:).

    Right now AT&T's U-Verse Programming Notice for USA Today doesn't have any local stations mentioned for October 2019 but this could change as it was last updated in August based on the URL.

    Looking at Edge Cutter's Spreadsheet (updated last week) in the Hybrid tab it seems there is some truth to the Barron's article as there are some offline alerts for some local stations and they are all Gray Television stations formally owned by Raycom Media.

    Baton Rouge, LA WAFB-CBS
    Biloxi-Gulfport, MS WLOX-ABC / WLOXD2-CBS
    Charleston, SC WCSC-CBS
    Charlotte, NC WBTV-CBS
    Columbia, SC WIS-NBC
    Hattiesburg-Laurel, MS WDAM-NBC / WDAMD2-ABC
    Honolulu, HI KGMB-CBS
    Huntsville-Decatur, AL WAFF-NBC
    Jackson, MS WLBT-NBC
    Jonesboro, AR KAIT-ABC / KAITD2-NBC
    Lake Charles, LA KPLC-NBC
    Louisville, KY WAVE-NBC
    Lubbock, TX KCBD-NBC
    Tyler-Longview, TX KLTV-ABC
    Wilmington, NC WECT-NBC

    This former Raycom Media station also had an offline alert but was sold to Lockwood Broadcasting Group:

    Knoxville, TN WTNZ-FOX

    So after connecting the dots it seems Gray Television will be negotiating with AT&T for their Raycom stations.

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