WSB-TV carries programs such as “The Bachelor,” “The Goldbergs,” “black-ish,” “Big Sky” and “A Million Little Things,” as well as “Good Morning America,” “The Jimmy Kimmel Show,” “The View,” “Nightline,” “World News Tonight” and “Live With Kelly and Ryan.” It’s also the top-rated local news station in town.
The station noted that its programming will remain available for viewers to access through an over-the-air antenna for free, and this dispute will not affect viewers of other providers such as Comcast and Spectrum. WSB-TV said it has more than 100 similar agreements including recent ones with other major cable and satellite distributors.
The other 13 stations nationwide affected are also CMG-owned:
WFXT-TV, Channel 25 (FOX, Boston, MA)
WSOC-TV, Channel 9 (ABC, Charlotte, NC)
WAXN-TV, Channel 64 (IND, Charlotte, NC)
WHIO-TV, Channel 7 (CBS, Dayton, OH)
WFOX-TV, Channel 30 (FOX, Jacksonville, FL)
WFOX2-TV, Channel 32 (MNT, Jacksonville, FL)
WHBQ-TV, Channel 13 (FOX, Memphis, TN)
WFTV-TV, Channel 9 (ABC, Orlando, FL)
WRDQ-TV, Channel 27 (IND, Orlando, FL)
WPXI-TV, Channel 11 (NBC, Pittsburgh, PA)
KIRO-TV, Channel 7 (CBS, Seattle, WA)
KOKI-TV, Channel 23 (FOX, Tulsa, OK)
KMYT-TV, Channel 41 (MNT, Tulsa, OK)
A similar dispute led to WSB-TV being taken off for four months for Dish TV subscribers in Georgia last year.
AT&T also recently dealt with a dispute with TEGNA, which owns the local NBC affiliate WXIA-TV (11Alive) which led to an 18-day blackout in December.