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.

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

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.”

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

Comments (8)
  1. Jim Wissick says:

    Did anyone notice?

  2. Patrick Porter says:

    Here in Humboldt County, Direct TV has blocked our NBC and CBS stations since January giving the same ‘contract’ story which has nothing to do with the viewers. They have finally allowed the audio portion to play, but it has not yet been fully resolved.

  3. Jon Price says:

    Why have you not resolved your issues with DirecTV? Seems to me this must be having a serious impact on your advertising revenue, so why not get it fixed?

    Jon Price

  4. Shirley Johnson says:

    Why do the customers have to pay by losing one of our channels? Nexstar has a big black mark through its name in my book!!! And you put a message out that you’re having transmission issues…really???? You must think we have no clue!! Give us back our KRON 4 and stop holding it hostage for more $!!!