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Media General Back On Dish For Storm Coverage

"Providing our viewers with important weather and safety information during storms is an integral part of our responsibility to our local communities," said George L. Mahoney, president-CEO of Media General.

Media General on Friday announced that in order to provide the company’s local television station viewers with important information about Tropical Storm Karen it has asked Dish Network to restore a number of its stations to the satellite service that had been taken off following expiration of Dish’s retransmission consent contract.

“Providing our viewers with important weather and safety information during storms is an integral part of our responsibility to our local communities,” said George L. Mahoney, president-CEO of Media General. “We will continue to do everything we can to reach a fair resolution with Dish on our retransmission consent agreement that has expired and have our programming permanently restored to the Dish satellite system as soon as possible. We look forward to continuing the conversation with Dish.”

The following stations will be back on Dish from Saturday, Oct. 5, at 6 a.m. until Monday, Oct. 7, at 12:01 a.m.:

  • WJTV Jackson, Miss.
  • WHLT Hattiesburg, Miss.
  • WKRG Mobile, Ala.
  • WVTM Birmingham, Ala.

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