Senators John Kerry & Scott Brown Push as DirecTV Deal

U.S. Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts

Senators John Kerry & Scott Brown Push as DirecTV Deal: Both U.S. Senators from Massachusetts are chiming in on a battle between a satellite TV provider and the owner of an NBC affiliate in Boston that may prevent some die-hard Pats fans from watching the Super Bowl in their own homes.

DirecTV and Sunbeam Television Corp., the owner of Boston-based NBC affiliate WHDH-TV, are arguing over retransmission fees since their contract expired on Jan. 13 and the satellite TV provider’s 200,000 customers are caught in the middle. Although network blackouts do happen occasionally when a cable or satellite TV provider fails to reach an agreement with a TV network, this particular impasse is gaining extra attention with the New England Patriots gearing up for another Super Bowl showdown.  Continue Reading…

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