Home Channel News It's the Sunday Night Football Blackout

It’s the Sunday Night Football Blackout

AT&T’s DirecTV, U-verse, and AT&T TV lost about 60 local stations owned by Tegna and Dish Network lost 164 Nexstar local stations resulting in what we can now call the Sunday Night Football Blackout.

Both were separate agreements in which new contracts or extensions were not able to be made to extend carriage into December.

The Tegna stations affect 39% of all U.S. TV households in 51 markets (see a list of all Tegna brands). The Nexstar blackout affects about 5.4 million subscriber (Here’s a list of those stations affected.)

“Unfortunately, DIRECTV and AT&T U-Verse have not reached an agreement with TEGNA to keep our stations on the air,” said a Tegna spokesperson last week when the previous contract expired on

“In the midst of an ongoing pandemic, Tegna is demanding the largest rate increase we have ever seen and intentionally blacking out its most loyal viewers,” said AT&T.

How to Watch NFL Football on Local Stations?

One way is to download the Yahoo Sports app and stream the games on a mobile device. The NFL streams (available all season) are free for both local and primetime games.

Another way is over-the-air. Local stations, DirecTV, & Dish are directing viewers to tune-in to local broadcasts using an antenna. Don’t know how to get free local TV? Learn how to get HD channels free over-the-air.

DirecTV is pointing subscribers to tune-in to a Spanish-language broadcast of the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs.

The black outs come at a bad time. Many families are staying home during the coronavirus pandemic and look forward to watching sports other local programming on the stations.

DirecTV and AT&T U-verse representatives sent letters to Tegna asking for permission to broadcast college and NFL games this weekend. They even offered to pay for a full day of transmission fees just for a three hour game (which game would depend on location).

[Editor’s Note: In the original article Tegna was mispelled in this article as Tenga.]

contributor
HD Report frequently features articles written by guest contributors who are experts in the industry. Our publication is listed in Google News as well as other tech and entertainment forums. If you would like to write a news article, review, or editorial please contact us.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

4k TV Deals

Hot Blu-rays!

1-Month Free!

New Articles

New Movies & TV Shows on Blu-ray Disc, Jan. 26, 2021

This week on Blu-ray DC's new animated feature Batman: Soul of the Dragon releases to a combo edition with Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Code....

YouTube app now plays videos in HDR on Xbox consoles

XboxFinally, Xbox models including Xbox One S, Xbox One X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X will play HDR content using the newest update...

Bond Film No Time To Die Delayed Again Until October, 2021

It's becoming a regular thing now, James Bond film "No Time To Die" has been pushed back again, this time until Oct. 8, 2021. The...

Criterion releasing Bong Joon Ho’s Memories of Murder to Blu-ray & DVD

The Criterion Collection is releasing Memories of Murder (2003) from Oscar winning-director Bong Joon Ho to special 2-disc editions on Blu-ray Disc and DVD. The...

New Releases!

Support Us!