A contract dispute between DirecTV and the owner of KEYC News 12 has been resolved.

Just before 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 20, United Communications Corporation, owner of KEYC News 12 and FOX 12 Mankato and DirecTV reached an agreement to return the stations to the local channel line-up.

The stations were removed on Monday, January 7 after an agreement couldn't be reached following the expiration of a contract at the end of December.

The two parties continued negotiations following the removal of the channels.

DirecTV says the stations should be restored within a half an hour of the agreement.

United Communications Corporations President and CEO Lucy Brown thanks viewers for their patience during the negotiations.

The outage also affected United Communications CBS and FOX affiliate WWNY/WNYF in Watertown, New York.