Saturday, January 14, 2012

DirecTV Press Release on Cheapskate Sunbeam Television Station

FROM THE DIRECTV WEBSITE: "We're Working to Keep Your Local Broadcast Station on DIRECTV.DIRECTV is working hard to bring back your local channel(s) as quickly as possible, but we are standing firm on behalf of our customers against Sunbeam and WHDH, LLC attempts to extort a more than 300 percent fee increase to carry WSVN in Miami, and WHDH and WLVI in Boston. Paying such outrageous fees will only cause your DIRECTV bill to go even higher and we are doing everything we can to prevent that.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you, and we will continue to work towards a swift resolution. We have asked and will continue to ask Sunbeam to restore the channels while negotiations continue to avoid any further programming disruptions. Please note that it was Sunbeam and Sunbeam alone who made the decision to remove the channel(s) from your line up.

If you would like to help, contact Sunbeam Television and ask them to return to the negotiating table and reach a fair deal with DIRECTV:

WHDH (NBC) Boston: 617.725.0777
WLVI (CW) Boston: 617.265.5656 6
WSVN (FOX) Miami: 305.795.2777

We thank you for being a DIRECTV customer and for your patience during this difficult negotiation.

Read the full press release.