Sunday, April 1, 2012
Day One with out Tom Skilling & WGN, The Wife is Mad!!!!!!!!!!!
Tribune Co. did not reach an agreement or come to terms with DirecTV on any aspect of its contract.
Tribune television stations in 19 markets across the country will no longer be available via DirecTV, denying subscribers to the local news, traffic, weather, sports and entertainment programming provided by those stations. DirecTV subscribers will also be unable to watch WGN America, Tribune’s national cable network.
By federal law, without an agreement in place, DirecTV cannot carry the signal of Tribune’s local television stations, Tribune Co. said in a statement.
Tribune’s local stations in the eastern time zone will be the first to be denied by DirecTV to its subscribers. Stations in other time zones will follow, according to the statement.
Any statement by DirecTV indicating that an agreement was reached is inaccurate and misleading.
“This situation is extremely unfortunate,” said Nils Larsen, Tribune Broadcasting president. “We don’t want anyone to lose the valuable programming we provide, but we simply cannot get fair compensation from DirecTV and we cannot allow DirecTV to continue taking advantage of us.”
You can still receive WGN programming on-air once DirecTV cancels the channel. To find out how visit http://www.dtv.gov/If you’re a DirecTV customer and would like updates on the situation this weekend, text the word DIRECT to 97999 and we’ll keep you posted.Click here to tell DirecTV you want to keep WGN