GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - You may have noticed commercials and information running on WZZM 13 regarding DirecTV.
WZZM 13's parent company, Gannett Broadcast, is in negotiations with DirecTV over the fees that the satellite television provider must pay to carry WZZM 13's programming.
(Retransmission Fees and Must Carry rules explained by the FCC)
If DirecTV and Gannett do not reach a deal, DirecTV customers will lose WZZM 13 programs late Friday night, but that will only affect DirecTV customers.
In addition to WZZM 13, the negotiations also involve Gannett Broadcasting stations in Atlanta and Macon, GA, Washington, D.C., Denver, CO, Minneapolis, MN, Cleveland, OH, Phoenix, AZ, Tampa and Jacksonville, FL, Sacramento, CA, St. Louis, MO, Little Rock, AR, Bangor and Portland, ME, Buffalo, NY, Greensboro, NC, Columbia, SC and Knoxville, TN.
Click here for more information from WZZM 13 and Gannett.