Keep Local 5 News & CW Iowa 23 on DIRECTV!

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DIRECTV subscribers no longer have access to Local 5 News or CW Iowa 23. Contact DIRECTV today at 800-288-2020 / 800-531-5000 and tell DIRECTV to “Bring back my Local 5 News & CW Iowa 23!”

DIRECTV / AT&T U-verse Customer Service – 800-288-2020 / 800-531-5000

Q: What is happening?

A: DIRECTV subscribers no longer have access to Local 5 News or CW Iowa 23 as of midnight CST on July 3, 2019. DIRECTV has yet to reach a new distribution agreement to allow the cable television provider the right to continue to air your favorite new stories around central Iowa.

Q: What other programming could I miss?

A: You no longer have access to your local news, emergency service updates and your favorite shows such as the season finale of the Bachelorette, new seasons of The Good Doctor, American Idol and the final season of Modern Family.

Q: Where will Local 5 News or CW Iowa 23 programming still be available?

A: No other cable or satellite company is affected; only DIRECTV customers have had their favorite news, comedies, dramas, and sports taken away. Other providers are available including DISH (855-937-9462) and over-the-air with digital antenna.

Q: Are you still negotiating with DIRECTV?

A: Yes. While the contract has expired, we remain available to reach a mutually agreeable agreement with DIRECTV. We have been negotiating in good faith with DIRECTV, proposing fair and reasonable terms for Local 5 News and CW Iowa 23.

Q: What can I do about this situation?

A: You have choices. Call 800-288-2020 / 800-531-5000 and demand they bring back your favorite local news source! You can also contact other local providers – including DISH (855-898-6730) – and switch to make sure you are treated fairly and get the programming you want.

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