Denver TV In Southwest Colorado Gets Complicated

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Southwest Colorado's plea for Denver TV broadcasts is getting more attention in Washington.

Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel met Wednesday in Durango to discuss possible solutions to an impasse that has blocked many local residents from receiving Denver TV news channels, including Denver Broncos football games.

The Durango Herald reports La Plata County residents have long complained about the programs they receive from New Mexico television stations.

Rosenworcel says she's sympathetic to La Plata and Montezuma County residents who receive Albuquerque TV.

Among the roadblocks to Denver TV is resistance from New Mexico broadcasters and the Nielsen rating company, who don't want to lose viewers in Southwest Colorado who support advertising revenue.

Nielsen did not immediately respond to an interview request Wednesday.