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Long-term deal returns local Fox affiliates to DirecTV

Friday, October 25, 2013 | 6:36 p.m. CDT; updated 7:02 p.m. CDT, Friday, October 25, 2013

COLUMBIA — Local Fox stations returned to the DirecTV lineup Friday, in time for St. Louis Cardinals fans to see the rest of the World Series.

DirecTV and News-Press & Gazette Co. announced in separate news releases Friday that they reached a deal to end the blackout of FOX 22/KQFX and other Fox affiliates in Missouri.

News-Press and Gazette, based in St. Joseph, owns ABC 17/KMIZ-TV, FOX 22/KQFX and MyZouTV.

DirecTV did not carry any News-Press & Gazette channels while the two sides were negotiating a new contract. The channels stopped airing on DirecTV on Oct. 9, which was 10 days after their last contract expired.

Earlier this week, both parties agreed to temporarily lift the blackout on Fox stations for the first two games of the World Series.

The Cardinals host the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night for Game 3 at Busch Stadium. 

The Cardinals are 1-1 in the Series after losing 8-1 on Wednesday and winning 4-2 on Thursday.


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