Last night DIRECTV rejected our offer of an extension to keep carrying WLIO (NBC/FOX) and WOHL (ABC/CBS) on their systems while we continue to negotiate in good faith towards a fair resolution. To be clear, we did not want to have our stations removed, but DIRECTV unnecessarily made the choice to deprive their subscribers of our valuable and top rated programming. Unfortunately, we can not force them to keep carrying WLIO and WOHL during our negotiations, so we were also equally disappointed in their decision. However, we are still resolute and determined to reach a fair agreement to restore our stations to our viewers on their systems. We appreciate your patience during this difficult and frustrating time, but please know that we are doing everything within our resources to reach a fair deal as soon as possible.