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Business Dispute Between Sunbeam and DirecTV Almost Results in No Superbowl for Boston DirecTV Subscribers

  • Published: December 21, 2012

A business dispute between Sunbeam and DirecTV left approximately 200,000 Boston viewers without access to CW and NBC programming. In the Boston TV market, this dispute negatively impacted about 200,000 Direct TV customers.

Just days before the big game, the satellite provider, DirectTV, reached a retransmission fee agreement with Sunbeam Television. If they had not reached an agreement, Patriot fans in Boston and other fans in Miami wouldn’t have been able to watch the game.

The general manager of WHDH-TV, Chris Wayland said that the negotiations had been difficult; however, he said that he felt pleased with the general outcome.

DirecTV officials released a statement that said that they were glad that viewers would now be able to watch the Super Bowl and all of the coverage being broadcast from Indianapolis. They went on to say that they were pleased to have brought the Sunbeam blackout to an end, and that they were sorry that the customers had been negatively impacted by this business dispute.

Although hundreds of thousands of fans may not be affected by your business dispute, we realize that it does affect your business — and most importantly your life. At Abronson Law, our attorneys are well-versed and typically handle business litigation matters on an hourly basis. However, we are willing to work with clients to come to an agreement under which we can provide the representation that they require in both manageable and cost-effective manner. To schedule a free initial consultation regarding your business matter, fill out our online form or call us directly at (408) 687-9155.

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