Brindisi Calls On Cable Company To End Blackouts
Congressman Anthony Brindisi is calling on AT&T to negotiate in good faith with local broadcasters to continue delivering local programming to their viewers.
Over the fourth of July Holiday, AT&T's DirecTV stopped carrying several local stations, including WUTR, WFXV and WPNY.
Those stations continue to be blacked out for viewers on DirecTV.
Brindisi has sent a letter to local broadcasters and DirecTV's parent company, AT&T, expressing his frustrations with the blackouts and the lack of progress in negotiations.
“Local television provides critical programming for folks all across our district,” Brindisi said. “These blackouts are a public safety issue. Many New Yorkers use local television to find out about breaking news, traffic accidents, and important weather events. These blackouts need to end.”