Sept. 04--The final Chargers preseason game will be the first for DirecTV customers in San Diego.
Channel 8, the local CBS affiliate, has resolved its carriage-free dispute with DirecTV, an impasse that forced the first three exhibitions to be blacked out.
Pat Nevin of KFMB declined to provide details of the agreement, which was reached this afternoon. Channel 8 is expected to be restored for DirecTV customers before the Chargers preseason finale, he said. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
Asked about viewer reaction to the dispute, Nevin said, "I think people were frustrated. Twenty one days is a long time to be without something you grew up with."
The agreement means that DirecTV's roughly 150,000 subscribers in San Diego County can watch Chargers games this season. Channel 8, the local CBS affiliate, has local broadcast rights to 14 of the Chargers' 16 regular season contests.
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