AT&T pulls TEGNA TV stations, including WLTX, from DIRECTV

by jovan1984

Dallas — As of 7:00 pm EDT, the television stations owned by TEGNA, including WLTX News 19, are no longer available on DIRECTV.

This removal, due to yet another fee fight, greatly affects Orangeburg County customers as their primary media market is the Columbia market (Augusta-Aiken is the county’s secondary media market).

This also possibly affects U-Verse customers in Aiken and Bamberg counties.

That means that Orangeburg County DIRECTV subscribers no longer have access to CBS favorites such as the Young and the Restless, the Bold and the Beautiful, the NFL on CBS, and the SEC on CBS.

With the exception of Allendale, Hampton and McCormick counties, all of the Central Savannah River Area of South Carolina can receive WLTX via antenna. All that is needed is a UHF antenna that can receive a signal via a preamplifier. WLTX is in the CEA’s yellow zone in Woodford, green zone in Orangeburg and Brookdale, light green zone in much of Orangeburg County outside of the city of Orangeburg, red zone in northern Aiken and northeastern Bamberg counties, blue zone in Aiken County (east of Aiken), Bamberg County (south and west of Bamberg City) and Barnwell County, and purple (violet) zone in Aiken County (from Aiken and to the west) and Edgefield County.

There is no word yet from AT&T from this ongoing dispute.