Dish and Tegna reach new transportation agreement

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—Dish Network Corporation announced that it has entered into a new distribution agreement with Tegna Inc. and that local stations have been immediately restored to Dish TV.

“We are delighted to have reached an agreement in time for the Winter Olympics and the Super Bowl that benefits all parties, especially our customers,” said Brian Neylon, Group President, Dish TV. “I would like to thank our clients for their patience and understanding as we navigated the negotiations.”

The deal provides Dish TV subscribers nationwide the ability to tune into Tegna-owned programming, including news, entertainment and sports.

In a separate statement, Lynn Beall, Executive Vice President and COO of Media Operations at Tegna, said, “We are pleased to announce that we have entered into a new agreement with DISH, restoring our valuable and important information local live, our local and national sports live. and popular network content with DISH TV subscribers. We appreciate our viewers’ patience as we worked to reach an agreement. »

The agreement includes retransmission consent for all 64 Tegna-owned stations.

The stations were dropped from the Dish lineup in October 2021 when Tegna and Dish could not agree on a new carriage deal.

The blackout impacted viewers from various ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, CW, MNT and TDO stations in 53 markets nationwide.

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