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More U.S. Senators urge AT&T to restore Nexstar stations to DirectTV & U-verse

U.S. lawmakers are turning up the heat in the ongoing battle between Nexstar, which owns the Local 24 and CW30 TV stations, and AT&T, which owns DirecTV and...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – U.S. lawmakers are turning up the heat in the ongoing battlebetween Nexstar, which owns the Local 24 and CW30 TV stations, and AT&T, whichowns DirecTV and U-verse.

Senators from eight states have all issued letters urging DirecTV andAT&T U-verse to immediately restore Nexstar-owned television stations.

It’s now been one week since the stations were removed from AT&T’sline-up as the two companies fight over retransmission fee.

That means viewers of both Local 24 and CW30 are missing out ontheir favorite shows.

Affected customers could switch to Dish network or a cableprovider such as Comcast Xfinity.

Viewers can also call an 800-number urging DirecTV and AT&T U-verseto put Local 24 and CW30 back on. It’s 1-800-531-5000.

You can also watch stories covered by Local 24 News online righthere at localmemphis.com.