Deborah D. McAdams / Pair reach tentative retrans agreement 08.16.2012 11:06AM
Dish and Sinclair Bury Hatchets Before Using Them
BALTIMORE: After leveling warnings about station
black-outs across the country, Sinclair Broadcast Group an Dish Network are
coming to terms in a retransmission agreement. Sinclair issued a statement on
Monday saying it was approaching the termination date of its current retrans
contract with Dish, and that it could pull as many as 70 stations from the
satellite TV provider’s system at midnight on Wednesday.
Today, Sinclair said it “reached agreement in principle with Dish Network on a
new retransmission consent agreement and has entered into a two week extension
of its existing agreement in order to allow the parties to work toward a final
agreement. We thank our viewers for their patience and support during these
Dish also announced the agreement in principle and the two-week extension.