DirecTV Viewers Could Lose KSBW

No, its not a Comcast NBC buyout threat.


KSBW-TV 8 announced Friday that KSBW-TV may no longer be carried on DirecTV satellite systems effective January 1, 2011, if the parties are unable to conclude retransmission consent negotiations currently underway.

Satellite distributors are prohibited by law from carrying broadcasters’ signals without their consent. The removal of KSBW’s signal from the DirecTV system will only result if negotiations between representatives of Hearst Television Inc., KSBW’s parent company, and DirecTV are unsuccessful in reaching a conclusion before December 31, 2010.

DirecTV Views Could Lose KSBW