Waterman blocked 3 stations from DIRECTV's customers for five days over Waterman's demand for a "significant increase" in fees.
Tegna removed its signals from 4 million Dish customers in 35 markets for nearly 40 hours before they finally came to an agreement and restored the signals.
Bonneville's NBC station blacked out DIRECTV viewers in Salt Lake City after demands for three times the current fee were denied. Bonneville blacked out 200,000 viewers for three weeks before coming to an agreement and reinstating the station's signal.
Sinclair blacked out 129 stations in 79 markets - the largest station blackout in pay-TV history.
Media General – Mediacom
Media General's 14-market blackout of Mediacom lasted for more than two weeks, and left fans without access to MLB’s All-Star game.
The Weather Channel-Verizon
Verizon FiOS pulled The Weather Channel from its lineup based on declining ratings, and replaced it with AccuWeather and WeatherBug.
Quincy – DIRECTV
Quincy Newspapers demanded excessive rate increases from DIRECTV for 14 local stations, and pulled the signals when DIRECTV did not give in. Both sides came to a quick agreement, and Quincy returned the stations to their viewers.
Gray TV – Cox
Although Cox Communications provided several reasonable offers to Gray Television, Gray cut off their signals when Cox wouldn’t agree to a 400% rate increase. The stations were returned after less than a week when they agreed to a fairer rate.
DISH and Fox
On December 20, 2014, Fox pulled its Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network from DISH's lineup over renewal fees.
DISH and CBS
On December 5, 2014, CBS pulled its signal from DISH for 12 hours over retransmission fees.
Capitol Broadcasting – DISH
DISH lost the signals to three of Capitol’s stations for a week over the, “above-market increases” that were three times the previous rate. Capitol pulled the stations’ signals even though DISH offered a short-term contract extension to keep them on the air.
DIRECTV and AMC
On November 2, 2014, AMC began to inform customers during an episode of “The Walking Dead” that they are in a contract dispute with DIRECTV.
DISH and Turner
On October 21, 2014, Turner Broadcasting pulled ten of its channels from DISH subscribers over high rate increases. On November 21, they agreed to an extension while an agreement is negotiated, thereby returning the channels to DISH subscribers after a month-long blackout.
Raycom Media – DIRECTV
Raycom Media blacked out 43 stations from DIRECTV customers for nearly a week to try to force them to pay more than double to get their local ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC stations back. Raycom had recently also blacked out stations from DISH and Cox customers to get huge rate increases.