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.
  • 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

  • Dish, Tribune Reach Retransmission Agreement, End Blackout

    Tribune blacked out 42 local channels in 33 markets for Dish customers in June. Dish had said the disagreement stemmed from Tribune’s demand to increase prices while packaging WGN America with the local stations. Read more »

  • Updated: NBC Confirms Charter Deal

    Charter has sent a memo to employees that says it has reached a new carriage agreement with NBC Universal. Read more »

  • DIRECTV & Cox Media Reach Deal; Hearst Still Out

    Cox Media tonight announced that it has reached a new multi-year carriage deal with DIRECTV, returning the company's 15 local stations to the satcaster's lineup, according to multiple Cox-owned stations including WHIO-TV, a Cox Media-owned CBS affiliate in Dayton, Ohio. Read more »

  • Why DISH Network Is An Unsung Hero: TV Blackout 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 »

  • News-Press Gazette Stations Go Dark on DirecTV

    DirecTV’s broadcast battles continued Jan. 12, after about 18 News-Press & Gazette TV stations in seven states went dark to its subscribers in yet another retransmission consent dispute. Read more »

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