Dish and Cox Media have dodged a blackout bullet for 18 stations for at least a week. The stations earlier this week posted notices on their websites saying Dish subscribers could lose their signals at 7 p.m. ET on Oct. 1. But a new notice posted late Thursday night says the deadline for a new carriage agreement has been moved one week.
The Federal Communications Commission won’t write new rules to govern fee disputes that sometimes lead to program outages on pay-TV services, Chairman Tom Wheeler said in a blow to cable and satellite providers and a boost to broadcasters.