Gannett, DirecTV Work Out Carriage Deal

The broadcaster Gannett and satellite TV operator DirecTV have ironed out a retransmission agreement, keeping the Gannett stations' signals in place for DirecTV subscribers.
The two parties negotiated up until their midnight Nov. 30 deadline, and struck a deal the morning after, avoiding a service interruption.
Gannett owns 23 TV stations.

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