UPDATE: DirecTV subscribers can watch Wednesday's World Series game

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | 7:05 p.m. CDT; updated 7:12 a.m. CDT, Thursday, October 24, 2013

COLUMBIA — Local Cardinals fans with DirecTV will be able to watch Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night.

Meghan McLarty, senior public relations associate at DirecTV, said in a release that the company received News-Press & Gazette Co.'s permission to temporarily return its five FOX channels so people could watch the game.

"Both NPG and DIRECTV are optimistic about completing a new agreement to return all channels in their entirety very soon," she said.

DirecTV dropped New-Press & Gazette's channels on Oct. 9 as part of negotiating a new contract between the two sides. The previous contract expired Sept. 30.

The St. Louis Cardinals will play the Boston Red Sox at 7:07 p.m. Wednesday in Fenway Park for Game 1 of the World Series. The game will be nationally broadcast on FOX, whose local affiliate is one of News-Press & Gazette's networks that is no longer carried on DirecTV.

News-Press & Gazette owns ABC 17/KMIZ and MyZouTV as well. Both stations are also blacked out on DirecTV.

Supervising editor is Allie Hinga.

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