The multi-year deal covers the broadcaster’s WRAL and WRAZ in Raleigh, N.C., as well as its WILM Wilmington, N.C.
Capitol Broadcasting Co. announced Monday it has secured a long-term deal with Dish Network for retransmission of WRAL (NBC) and WRAZ (Fox) Raleigh, N.C. (DMA 25) and independent WILM-LD Wilmington, N.C. (DMA 130). The deal was completed months in advance of the contract expiration date.
“We are pleased to announce the renewal of our agreement with DISH,” said Jimmy Goodmon, president-COO of Capitol Broadcasting. “We worked out an agreement that is fair to both sides in less than 48 hours of negotiations, months in advance of the deadline, for the benefit of our viewers and Dish subscribers.
“This shows what can happen when reasonable business partners share common interests and work together. We appreciate that Dish understands the value of our local channels for their customers, and we are pleased that Dish subscribers will be able to watch the award-winning news, weather, sports, and entertainment programming we provide for many years to come.”