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.
Ways to Watch
We've put together a list of ways you can catch your favorite programming elsewhere including other DISH channels, mobile apps or online options. Select a specific show to see what options are available to you.
Functionality of this feature is only available when channel owners black out access to your local channel.
||Free Network Site
||Other Dish Channels
Make Your Voice Heard
Help us stand up for you with your local broadcaster. Please select your impacted station below for contact information to make your voice heard.
|WFMJ removed your access to NBC 21. Please call the station to express your concern:
Not only are you missing your programming, but local businesses are being impacted by WFMJ’s unreasonable demands. Local businesses pay for advertising on your local stations and have lost many of their viewers when these stations were taken off the air by WFMJ. Reach out to local businesses in order to let them know that you need their help getting WFMJ to end this dispute:
- Station Phone at 330-744-8821
- Ad Sales at 330-399-5208
- Newsroom Phone at 1-888-721-9365
Current Laws Do Not Protect You from Experiencing These Types of Disputes
Deliberate channel blackouts have become so frequent that both Congressional leaders and consumers want them ended once and for all. To take action visit the American Television Alliance, and tell Congress to revisit outdated laws that govern this unfair process and allow channel owners to use disputes to extract unreasonably high fees.