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Internet users can now stream live TV using DirecTV Now. The streaming service offers a comprehensive channel list cheaper than most cable providers.

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Some DirecTV and AT & T U-verse subscribers woke up Thursday to find they lost access to Nexstar stations.

More than 120 stations in 97 markets across the country, including ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC affiliate stations, became dark at 11:59 am local time July 3, after Nexstar and AT & T failed to reach one. agreement, both sides said in competing statements that each one owes the other to blackout.

"Nexstar has removed their channels from your lineup even though we offered Nexstar more money to keep them available to you," AT&T said in its statement posted at https://tvpromise.att.com. "Nexstar just said no and chose to remove them from your lineups instead of putting you in the middle of negotiations."

According to Nexstar, AT & T declared "one-sided dropped network and local community programming" and refused to extend existing distribution agreement until August 2.

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