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Raycom Media reaches agreement in principle with DirecTV

MONTGOMERY, AL (WFXG) -

Raycom Media has reached an agreement in principle with DirecTV. DirecTV viewers have been without Raycom Media stations since September 1, 2014. DirecTV subscribers should begin receiving their favorite Raycom Media stations in approximately 2 hours.

Raycom Media promised to work around the clock and we have a deal in principle to get NFL football, local news and weather plus network and local programming back on DirecTV. Raycom Media will be working over the next few days to finalize the full agreement. We promise to keep you informed every step of the way.

Raycom Media President and CEO, Paul McTear stated, "We appreciate our viewers' patience. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank them for their loyalty to their local stations throughout this process. We are very pleased to be, once again, serving them on the DirecTV system and will keep them informed as we work to finalize this agreement."

In order to be delivered into the homes of viewers, agreements are needed with the cable and satellite companies that serve our markets. For several months, Raycom Media, has been working with DirecTV to resolve this issue, unfortunately the deadline passed before an agreement could be reached.

Raycom, an employee-owned company, is one of the nation's largest broadcasters and owns and/or provides services for 53 television stations in 37 markets and 18 states. Raycom stations cover 13.1% of U.S. television households and employ nearly 4,000 individuals in full and part-time positions. In addition to television stations, Raycom owns Raycom Sports (a marketing, production and events management and distribution company), Tupelo-Honey Productions (a NY-based production company), Limerick Studios (a Charlotte, NC-based motion graphics design house), and Broadview Media (a post production/digital signage company based in Montgomery, AL). Raycom Media is headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama.

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