DISH, Hearst reach retrans. deal
DISH Network announced 4/9 that it has reached an agreement for carriage of Hearst’s television stations in 25 markets. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Some 29 Hearst stations in 25 markets went dark to Dish Network subscribers 4/8 after they failed to reach a deal by the 9 p.m. CT deadline. The Hearst stations cover 18.2% of US households.
Stations in the following markets will be available to DISH subscribers effective immediately: Albuquerque, N.M.; Baltimore; Boston; Burlington, Vt.; Cincinnati; Des Moines, Iowa; Ft. Smith-Fayetteville, Ark.; Greensboro, N.C.; Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.; Harrisburg, Pa.; Honolulu; Jackson, Miss.; Kansas City, Mo.; Louisville, Ky.; Milwaukee; Monterey-Salinas, Calif.; New Orleans; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Omaha, Neb.; Orlando, Fla.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Portland-Auburn, Maine; Sacramento, Calif.; West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla.