DirecTV, Cordillera sign retrans deal, ending blackout

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 13 January 2015

After a ten-day stalemate, Cordillera Communications and DirecTV have signed a new retransmission consent agreement that brings the stations back to the satellite operator.

Cordillera's five NBC affiliates in Tucson, Colorado Springs-Pueblo, Lexington, Santa Barbara-San Luis Obispo and Corpus Christi were the first stations returned.

Cordillera's NBC affiliate (KOAA) in Colorado Springs-Pueblo said it has reached an agreement with the satellite TV service provider and that DirecTV has "flipped the switch" to end the blackout.

The stations involved were: KOAA (NBC), Colorado Springs-Pueblo; WLEX (NBC), Lexington; KATC (ABC), Lafayette; KSBY (NBC), Santa Barbara; KVOA (NBC), Tucson; KRIS (NBC) Corpus Christi; KPAX (CBS), Missoula; KBZK (CBS), Butte; KTVQ (CBS), Billings; KRTV (CBS), Great Falls.