Nexstar, Dish Sign New Retrans Agreement

The new multi-year deal gives the satellite provider rights to Nexstar and Mission Broadcasting’s 55 stations.

Nexstar Broadcasting Group on Wednesday announced that it has reached a new, multi-year retransmission consent agreement with Dish Network Corp. The deal grants Dish the right to carry 55 television stations and related digital programming channels owned by Nexstar and Mission Broadcasting Inc.

Perry A. Sook, Nexstar chairman, president and CEO, said: “We are delighted to enter into a new agreement with Dish as it validates the strength of our award-winning local content and leading national programming. The agreement ensures that Dish subscribers have access to Nexstar’s locally produced, market-leading local newscasts and network and syndicated programming, and gives advertisers the benefit of Dish’s wide distribution.”

“Dish Network is pleased to announce this new agreement to carry dozens of local broadcast stations owned by Nexstar and Mission around the country,” added Dave Shull, Dish Network’s SVP, programming. “We thank Nexstar for serving as a valuable partner and for respecting our customers’ wishes to have uninterrupted access to their local channels throughout these negotiations. We pledge to work hard to offer the most channel choices and the lowest everyday prices in the industry.”

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