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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 markets nationwide.

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.

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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.

DISH Network L.L.C.
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