SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Thousands of Bay Area cable television subscribers cannot access KRON-TV Channel 4 due to a contractual disagreement between Nexstar and Direct TV.

The blackout began at midnight on July 4 and impacts AT&T U-verse and DIRECTV customers.

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KRON 4 is part of the Nextar Media Group, which owns and operates 120 stations nationwide.

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According to the KRON 4 website, “Nexstar, the owner of KRON 4, is working to reach an agreement with DIRECTV that would allow the station to continue to broadcast on AT&T U-verse and DIRECTV in the Bay Area.”

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KRON 4 is still available on over-the-air digital television and other cable providers.