What's Happening with Your Local Stations

  • DISH pays your local channel owners to carry their channels. When these contracts expire, we negotiate a new agreement.
  • Airwaves are available for free to your local channel owner and they are allowed to sell advertising to generate revenue.
  • Your channel owner is being greedy and demanding an unreasonable increase that's much more than what they've ever received before – and for the exact same channels.
  • Unfortunately, disputes between pay-TV providers and channel owners are not uncommon. All pay-TV providers face disputes with channel owners.

To get specific information on your impacted local channels, please enter your ZIP code below:


What Others Are Saying


    The American Television Alliance (ATVA) today urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take action to protect consumers from a massive consumer blackout affecting millions of DISH customers from coast-to-coast. On Sunday evening, Tribune Broadcasting Company rejected a proposal that would have kept local channels up for consumers. Instead Tribune chose to pull the plug on 42 local channels for pay-TV consumers in 34 states and the District of Columbia. Read more »

  • Why Dish Network Is An Unsung Hero: TV Blackouts Are Bad, But Price Hikes Are Worse

    It’s not often that you get the opportunity to call your cable company a “hero,” but this might be one of them: Dish Network is once again going to the mat with programmers over fee increases, and while its customers are complaining about yet another blackout for the satellite TV company, the ends may justify the means if you care about keeping your cable bill down. Read more »

  • Tribune Broadcasting Company Blacks Out DISH Customers in 33 Markets; DISH Offers Free Over-the-Air Antennas to Affected Customers

    DISH reported today that Tribune Broadcasting Company chose to black out DISH customers’ access to 42 local channels in 33 markets across 34 states and the District of Columbia, intentionally harming and exploiting millions of innocent consumers in an effort to raise carriage rates and gain negotiating leverage for an unrelated cable channel with declining viewership, WGN America. Read more »

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