Patriots fans can relax. There will be no blackout in Boston of the Super Bowl on DirecTV.
The satellite TV company said Thursday it reached a retransmission deal with Sunbeam Television, allowing it to carry WHDH, the NBC affiliate broadcasting the big game; WLVI, The CW affiliate in Boston; and WSVN, the Fox affiliate in Miami.
The Sunbeam stations have been dark on DirecTV since Jan. 14.
If the two were unable to reach a deal, more than 200,000 DirecTV subscribers in Boston would have had to resort to other means to watch the game, either over the air or subscribe to a competing cable system.