Dish, News-Press, Gazette Avert Blackout for Now

By on Feb, 24 2016 with Comments 0

Dish NetworkDish and News-Press & Gazette Broadcasting have extended their carriage agreement for a short-term, avoiding a black-out for now of 16 local stations in the satcaster’s lineup.

The old agreement was set to expire on Tuesday. But Mark Danielson, general manager of the broadcaster’s stations in California, posted a message on Twitter saying that the pact had been extended until 4 p.m., Pacific Time, Thursday. “[News-Press & Gazette] continues to negotiate with Dish Network,” Danielson tweeted.

The stations are located in such mid-sized markets as Palm Springs, California; Bend, Oregon, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Colorado Springs, Colorado; El Paso, Texas; Santa Barbara, California; Columbia, Missouri and Yuma, Arizona.

About The Author: Leslie Stimson has been a reporter for 35+ years, starting in radio news. She’s spent the last 20 years reporting for radio trades.

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