INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — DuJuan McCoy, owner, president and CEO of Circle City Broadcasting and owner of WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23, joined “Hammer & Nigel” on Monday afternoon at WIBC’s studios to discuss the ATT/DirecTV situation.
Customers of U-Verse and DirecTV, both owned by AT&T, are currently without WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23.
Since a deal was not reached by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, our channels were pulled from the services.
On Monday, McCoy explained the rebroadcast negotiations to Jason Hammer and Nigel Laskowski, including that he had provided four extensions to ATT/DirecTV, while the company continued to ask McCoy to provide our programming for free, while they were seemingly eager to pay the previous owners significant fees.
Watch the video to hear what McCoy had to say about our locally owned and operated stations and what he sees as an unfair business practice and blatant discrimination against small business owners.
Circle City Broadcasting has reached fair market agreements with every other cable operator in our viewing area.
If you are a DISH Network customer, you should have been refunded the fees for the programming on WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23, which you haven’t received for several months now. If you need to reach DISH Network, contact Senior Vice President of Programming Andy LeCuyer at 303-723-1000.
If you are a DirecTV customer, you should demand repayment of fees immediately.
For assistance with 100% of your cash reimbursement, you should contact the Indiana State Attorney General’s Office to file your complaint at 1-800-382-5516 or CLICK HERE.
We’d also encourage you to call Rob Thun, Senior Vice President of Content & Programming for AT&T/DirecTV, at 310-964-5006 and tell him you want your locally-owned and operated WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23 back.
If you can’t get through on that line, try the folllowing phone numbers:
CLICK HERE on how to receive our programming for free over the air.
Here are our programming partners who we have long term deals with:
- Charter/Spectrum/Time Warner
- Cinergy Metronet, Inc.
- Cable One, Inc.
- Central Indiana Communications
- Endeavor Communications
- TDS Telecommunications
- Enhanced Telecom
- Mulberry Cooperative Telephone
- Swayzee Telephone
- Pulaski-White Rural Telephone Services
- Community Fiber Solutions
- Oak Hill Cablevision
- Daviess-Martin Coop