The Buffalo Bills race to the playoffs continues this Saturday, but there are some people in Western New York that won't be able to watch the game at home.

Saturday's Bills game against the LA Charges will be broadcast on the streaming service Peacock and will also be carried locally on WGRZ Channel 2.

The problem for some members of Bills Mafia is that Channel 2's parent company Tegna is currently in a rate battle with Direct TV and at the time of this writing, Channel 2 has been pulled from the Direct TV lineup.

WGRZ-TV is the only local TV News station that Tegna owns in New York State, and is the #2 rated News Station in the Buffalo metro.


The two companies are in disagreement over the fee that Direct-TV pays Tegna to air Tegna-owned stations on their platform. Around 5 million views nationwide are affected by the channels being pulled from Direct-TV.

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This is not the first time TV viewers in Western New York have been in the middle of a rate dispute. Last October, Verizon users had to deal with a blackout of WIVB Channel 4 as the owners of those two companies battled over rates as well.

Hopefully, the dispute will be settled before the Bills take on the Chargers on December 23rd.

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