Agreement reached, FOX43 is back on DISH Network
DISH and Tribune Broadcasting reached an agreement on carriage and retransmission consent on Saturday evening. The contract covers 42 local television stations, including WPMT FOX43, and Cable Net WGN America. These stations are now back on the air for DISH subscribers.
Below is the official press release:
CHICAGO and ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Sept. 3, 2016 – Tribune Broadcasting, a subsidiary of Tribune Media (NYSE: TRCO), and DISH Network L.L.C., a wholly-owned subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), today announced a long-term, comprehensive agreement on carriage and retransmission consent. The agreement restores DISH carriage of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 local television stations in 33 markets, and Tribune’s cable network, WGN America.
The companies issued the following joint statement:
“We want to thank our viewers and customers for their patience and support as we worked through this lengthy process. We’re pleased to move forward and again be able to provide the content of Tribune’s local stations and WGN America for years to come.”
Both WGN America and Tribune’s local stations are expected to again be available to DISH customers later today. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.