Quincy Media’s NBC-Fox affiliate WGEM Quincy, Ill. (DMA 174) are once again being carried on Dish Network after a new retransmission agreement was reached.
Univision has sent a letter to the heads of the FCC and Federal Trade Commission buttressing its case that Dish continued to market the channels that had gone dark on the satellite service. The two are embroiled in a retransmission consent impasse that has resulted in Dish not carrying Univision, UniMas and Galavision since the end of June.
A license agreement has expired, but Dish still tells its subscribers they can get Univision, according to new counterclaims filed.
Sometime in the next week, CNN’s parent company Turner will be filing court papers providing evidence for how it has allegedly been cheated by Dish Network out of license payments for the cable news network. The case has remained under the radar for more than a year since it was initially filed under seal.
Dish Network’s Charlie Ergen continues to beat the 5G drum, telling an investor conference that the company could spend up to $10 billion to build 50,000 towers in its efforts to launch a 5G network.
Discovery has reached a renewal of its distribution agreement with Dish Network that will also put the company’s channels on Dish’s streaming TV service Sling TV.
The Manship-owned ABC affiliates in Harlingen, Texas, and Baton Rouge, La., went dark on the satellite provider on Friday. Manship said it had granted Dish multiple contract extensions in the hopes of coming up with a new deal.
The owner of ABC affiliate WAOW Wausau, Wis., has blacked out the channel for Dish Network subscribers as part of a fight with the satellite television provider over its monthly rates for local channels.
Vivek Khemka has become the latest top executive at Dish Network to leave the company, with Liberty Latin America announcing that he’s slated to become the company’s new chief technology officer, starting next month.
Victoria Television Group’s local broadcast channels are hanging on by a thread for Dish Network customers. The television group in Victoria, Texas, is negotiating new retrans contracts with Dish for KAVU (ABC), KXTS (CBS) and KMOL (NBC), which ended in mid-July.