News 8 WROC impacted by DirecTV contract negotiations

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Some of our viewers can’t see News 8 right now.

Early on the morning of July 4th, DIRECTV dropped us from their lineup. WROC is one of 120 Nexstar stations across the country dropped by AT&T and DIRECTV. Our corporate owner is Nexstar Media Group.

Nexstar Media Group offered to extend our current deal, but DIRECTV and AT&T refused to continue negotiating.

You can help get us back on. We encourage customers to call DIRECTV and let them know how you feel. The number is 855-937-9466.

Congressman Joe Morelle (D-25) is calling on DirecTV and AT&T to end the black out of local television stations. He said in a statement that denying local programming is irresponsible and a disservice to the community.

News 8 will keep you updated on the situation.

For more information, visit our Q&A page.

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