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Nexstar Makes DirecTV, AT&T Deals

Nexstar Broadcasting Group inked multiyear retransmission-consent agreements with DirecTV and AT&T that give the pay TV services the nonexclusive rights to distribute Nexstar's local programming. The deals also allow DirecTV and AT&T to carry the standard-definition and HD signals of Nexstar stations.

Terms were not disclosed, but Nexstar chief Perry Sook, is an industry leader in pushing hard for cash retrans deals.

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.