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NBC affiliate WGAL, channel 8, is reporting that the channel is now available to DirecTV customers.

The news of the channel's return was posted early Saturday morning. 

Brandy Bell-Truskey, spokeswoman for DirecTV parent AT&T, said in an email Saturday morning that a carrier agreement was reached between WGAL and Hearst Television, WGAL's parent company.

A representative from WGAL could not be reached for comment.

No channel: DirecTV customers were without the channel for nearly a week.

The channel could not be watched through DirecTV after the two sides failed to reach a new carrier agreement before the new year. A carrier agreement gives a company the right to transmit — or carry — a broadcaster's signal.

DirecTV's former agreement with Hearst Television expired Dec. 31, according to a news release from the NBC station.

Viewers were still able to receive the station from other satellite providers and cable TV companies or with an antenna during the time off.

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