WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Steve Daines today announced that 24 hours following his urging, DIRECTV and Cordillera Communications have struck an agreement that will restore Montana subscribers’ access to CBS programming.
Yesterday, Daines wrote a letter to DIRECTV and Cordillera Communications officials urging the companies to come to a resolution on a negotiations standstill that had left Montana DIRECTV subscribers without CBS programming since January 1.
This afternoon, Daines’ office received word from DIRECTV and Cordillera Communications that service will be restored today – just in time for tomorrow's National Football League playoff game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos.
“Thousands of Montanans rely on our local news stations for valuable local news programming and sports coverage. I’m glad to see that following my letter, DIRECTV and Cordillera have found an agreement that will restore Montana subscribers’ access to CBS programming,” Daines stated.
Daines’ letter to DIRECTV and Cordillera Communications may be found here.
Notes: Northern Ag Network was affected by the dropped CBS programming on DIRECTV as Cordillera Communications is the parent company for KTVQ. News in Agriculture is broadcasted on Q2 News during the Montana This Morning and Noon News programs. We are grateful this matter was able to get resolved relatively quickly.
Source: U.S. Senator Daines' Office Press Release
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