DISH and Sinclair extend contract talks
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
DISH Network L.L.C. and Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. have agreed to a
short term contract extension as they continue to negotiate a new
retransmission agreement. The current agreement was set to expire at
9:59 p.m. MDT last night.
The extension preserves DISH customer access to 153 local channels in 79
DISH is asking the Federal Communications Commission to stay action on
its Verified Retransmission Complaint and Request for Preliminary
Injunctive Relief as the two parties continue to negotiate.
"We appreciate that we have mutually created time to try to find the
right path to serve consumers," said Warren Schlichting, DISH senior
vice president of programming.
DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiaries, provides
approximately 13.932 million pay-TV subscribers, as of June 30, 2015,
with the highest-quality programming and technology with the most
choices at the best value. Subscribers enjoy a high definition line-up
with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international
channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network
Corporation is a Fortune 250 company. Visit www.dish.com.
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DISH Network L.L.C.
John Hall, 720-514-5351
Source: DISH Network L.L.C.
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