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DirecTV, Citadel Strike Retransmission-Consent Accord

Citadel Communications and DirecTV resolved their dispute over retransmission consent fees, averting the prospect of three Citadel stations going dark on the satellite TV service. Deal terms were not immediately known.

WOI Des Moines, KLKN Lincoln (Neb.) and WHBF Davenport (Iowa) were prepared to go dark at midnight April 1, with the two sides agreeing to the extension until 1 p.m. (CT).

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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.