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Fox to air on satellite TV in time for football, but contract dispute isn’t over

Satellite TV viewers denied programs from Spokane’s Fox Network station, KAYU, will start seeing them today as both sides in a contract dispute called a four-week cease-fire in time for this weekend’s Super Bowl. Northwest Broadcasting Inc., which operates KAYU TV, approved a deal that allows DirecTV to transmit Fox programs to customers in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.

DirecTV, KAYU reach temporary truce for Super Bowl

Satellite TV viewers denied programs from Spokane’s Fox Network station, KAYU, will start seeing them today as both sides in a contract dispute called a four-week cease fire, in time for this weekend’s Super Bowl.

DirecTV viewers lose Fox shows

A payment dispute between Spokane-based KAYU-TV and national satellite provider DirecTV has left viewers in the area distraught over not getting favorite shows. The blackout started at midnight New Year’s Eve, shutting off KAYU’s Fox Network programs for about 170,000 households in five TV markets, including Spokane, the Tri-Cities and Yakima.

KAYU no longer available on DirecTV

DirecTV said Friday evening that its customers in Spokane no longer will be able to view Fox affiliate KAYU-TV after midnight following the breakdown of negotiations between the company and KAYU’s parent, Northwest Broadcasting. El Segundo, Calif.-based DirecTV said in a press release that it has been unable to reach a deal with Northwest Broadcasting, which owns KAYU as well as stations in Yakima, Medford, Ore., Laredo, Texas and Binghampton, N.Y. The two companies are negotiating the fees DirecTV will pay to carry those stations’ broadcasts.

Local FOX affiliate, DirecTV talks break down

DirecTV said early this evening that its customers in Spokane no longer will be able to view Fox affiliate KAYU-TV after midnight following the breakdown of negotiations between the company and KAYU’s parent, Northwest Broadcasting.