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Washington Redskins fans in the area who have DirecTV can rest easy.

AT&T and Nexstar Media Group announced Thursday they have reached a deal for a new, multiyear carriage agreement, clearing the way for WFXR, WWCW and other Nexstar-owned TV stations around the country to return to DirecTV.

DirecTV customers had been without WFXR and WWCW since last month because of difficult contract negotiations between AT&T, which owns DirecTV, and Nexstar, which owns more than 120 TV stations. Nexstar stations in 97 TV markets had been blacked out on DirecTV.

WFXR is a Fox affiliate, so it carries most of the Washington Redskins’ regular-season games. Washington’s opener is Sept. 8 on Fox.

Mark Berman covers Virginia Tech men’s basketball and many other teams at the university. He also helps cover other colleges, including Radford, VMI, Roanoke, Washington and Lee and Ferrum.

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