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What AT&T’s deal with CBS means for News 8 WROC, other Nexstar-owned stations

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A Thursday agreement between two of the largest media companies in the U.S. will not affect Rochester area DirecTV subscribers who have been without News 8 WROC since July 4.

AT&T’s announcement of a “multi-year content carriage agreement with the CBS Corporation,” posted from its @DirecTVService Twitter account, only pertains to CBS stations that CBS directly owns. 

Rochester’s CBS affiliate, News 8 WROC, is owned by Nexstar Media Group, a company that’s been without a broadcast agreement with DirecTV subscribers since July 4. AT&T owns DirecTV. 

We encourage people who can’t access the station to call 855-937-9466 and express their desire to get local programming back on DirecTV. 

More information can be found on our Keep WROC page.

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