DISH and Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. Finalizing Long-Term Deal; Stations to Be Restored
Parties agree to short-term contract extension as long-term agreement
Sinclair restoration on DISH underway
DISH requests stay on Verified Amended Retransmission Complaint from
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
DISH Network L.L.C. and Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. have reached an
agreement in principle that will form the basis of a long-term
retransmission consent agreement for carriage of Sinclair's local
channels in 79 markets nationwide. Restoration of Sinclair signals to
DISH's system is underway.
"We are grateful for the FCC's work on behalf of consumers to actively
broker a productive path forward," said Jeff Blum, DISH senior vice
president and deputy general counsel.
Additionally, DISH is asking the Federal Communications Commission to
stay action on DISH's Verified Amended and Restated Retransmission
Complaint and Request for Preliminary Injunctive Relief as the long-term
agreement is being finalized.
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
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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John Hall, 720-514-5351
Source: DISH Network Corp.
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