Keep KOZL and KRBK local



If you are a DirecTV customer, you’re likely noticing a disruption in service.  That’s because Nexstar Broadcasting and ATT and DirecTV had a contract expire last night which means customers lost carriage of some of their favorite stations.  This is not just a local disruption, it affects 97 television markets across the nation, including local stations KOZL and KRBK. 

An extension until August 2nd was offered but denied by ATT/DirecTV. 


Q: What is happening?

A: DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse subscribers are at risk of losing their KOZL and KRBK stations at 11:59 p.m. local time on July 2, 2019. DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse has yet to reach a new distribution agreement to allow the cable television provider the right to continue to air your favorite new stories around the Ozarks.

Q: What other programming could I miss?

A: If DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse decide not to carry your local KOZL and KRBK stations, you would lose your local news, emergency service updates and your favorite shows on KOZL and KRBK. 

Q: Where will KOZL and KRBK programming still be available?

A: No other cable or satellite company is affected; only DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse customers are at risk of having their favorite news, comedies, dramas, and sports taken away. Other providers are available including DISH (855-898-6730) and over-the-air with digital antenna.

Q: Are you still negotiating with DIRECTV and/or AT&T U-verse?

A: Yes. We have been negotiating, in good faith, to establish a mutually agreeable contract with DIRECTV [and AT&T U-verse], proposing fair and reasonable terms for your local KOZL and KRBK stations.

Q: What can I do about this situation?

A: You have choices. Call 800-288-2020 and demand they keep your favorite local news source! You can also contact other local providers – including DISH (855-898-6730) – and switch to make sure you are treated fairly and get the programming you want.  

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