Dish Network announced Friday it reached a new carriage agreement with Hearst Television, and Hearst’s stations have been immediately restored on Dish. “We’re pleased to have reached a long-term agreement that benefits all parties and most importantly, our customers,” said Gary Schanman, executive vice president and group president, video services, Dish Network. “Thank you to our customers for your patience and understanding as we worked through the negotiations.”
The station group said the renewals also expand the number of stations on which Scripps is paid a distribution fee, “growing revenue and expanding distribution margins.”
Alex Sherman: Charter and Disney finally reached a rights deal, and the media industry was duped. The details of Charter’s pact with Disney, announced in a press release Monday, don’t really suggest any earthshaking changes were the result. Disney will receive a higher programming fee increase as part of the deal. Charter will be able to include ad-supported Disney+ and ESPN+ for no additional charge to certain consumers of its cable TV programming, as part of a wholesale agreement with Disney. That’s kind of it.
Deal covers 122 TV stations, including MyNetworkTV affiliates and four independents. The agreement also renews carriage of the company’s NewsNation cable news network.
Good news for Dish/Sling TV customers ahead of Monday Night Football. Disney and Dish have taken a major step towards a new carriage agreement after their dispute led to the Disney networks going dark on Dish and Sling TV at midnight on Sept. 30. “We have reached a handshake agreement with Dish/Sling TV, which properly reflects fair market value and terms for The Walt Disney Company’s unparalleled content,” Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution said in a statement Sunday night. “As a result, we are pleased to restore our portfolio of networks on a temporary basis while both parties work to finalize a new deal.”
The new agreement extends distribution of the cable news channel in HD on Verizon Fios.
Satellite TV provider Dish has reached a deal to bring Tegna’s 64 stations back to its customers after a four-month dispute. Ahead of the Super Bowl and as the Winter Olympics is getting underway, the two companies announced the new deal Friday. The dispute started in October.
Dish and Sinclair Broadcast Group have reportedly agreed to an extension that will keep the broadcaster’s signals on Dish — for now. The two companies have been at odds over a new carriage agreement, that has threatened to take Sinclair-owned CBS, Fox, NBC and ABC affiliates and Tennis Channel dark on Dish. The two sides had come to a temporary extension agreement in mid-August while negotiations over a long-term carriage pact continued. The reported new extension is through the middle of September.
Nexstar Media Group’s cable network WGN America has reached a multi-year comprehensive agreement with Vidgo, and will be carried by the live TV streaming platform beginning on Jan. 15. In […]
The new agreement makes Nexstar’s cable network available to more than 3 million new streaming subscribers in 2021.
Dish and Cox Media, which is owned by Apollo Global Management, have agreed to a second seven-day temporary agreement, ensuring that 18 Cox-managed stations stay in the satcaster’s lineup for now.