Officials from Morris Communications -- the parent company of Macon NBC affiliate WMGT -- and DirecTV are still working to try to reach an agreement that will keep the network station on the satellite provider’s lineup come Jan. 1.
Morris’ contract with DirecTV expires Dec. 31, and negotiations between the two companies have been at an impasse, leading to the possibility that WMGT might not be carried by DirecTV after that date until a new contract is settled.
But Derek Brown, the station’s general manager, said he remains optimistic the situation will be resolved soon and that there will be no interruption of service.
“We’re still in negotiations with DirecTV to come to an agreement,” he said. “As it stands right now, we haven’t come to terms, but I hope we will be able to this week.”
Attempts to reach DirecTV officials Tuesday were unsuccessful.
For more on this story, read Wednesday’s Telegraph.