Bonten Reaches Retrans Deal With Dish

Its stations and those of Esteem Broadcasting are back on the satellite provider after being off since Dec. 8.

Bonten Media Group and Esteem Broadcasting (a company to which Bonten provides services via SSA/JSA arrangements) today reached a retransmission consent deal that returned TV station signals to Dish just before 1 a.m. The stations have been off the satellite service since Dec. 8, 2013.

Bonten’s stations include WCYB Tri-Cities, Tenn.-Va; WCTI Greenville-New Bern-Washington, N.C.; KRCR/KXVU-LP/KKTF-LD/KUCO-LP Chico-Redding, Calif; KAEF/KEMY-LP/KEUV-LP Eureka, Calif; KTXS/KTES-LP Abilene, Texas; KTXE-LP San Angelo, Texas; KCFW/KECI Missoula, Mont; and KTVM Butte-Bozeman, Mont.

Esteems owns WEMT Tri-Cities, Tenn.-Va; WFXI/WYDO Greenville-New Bern-Washington, N.C.; KCVU Chico-Redding, Calif; and KBVU Eureka, Calif.

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