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Dish Loses 4 Local Stations In Fee Fight

Dish today lost four local stations in four markets due to a fee fight with their owner, the Lockwood Broadcast Group. The stations are: KAKE-TV, the ABC affiliate in Wichita, Kansas; WHDF-TV, the CW affiliate in Florence, Alabama; WCWG-TV, the CW station in Lexington, North Carolina; and KTEN-TV, the NBC affiliate in Ada, Oklahoma (the

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Dish, DIRECTV Offer Free Preview of NBA League Pass

DIRECTV and Dish next week will both hold week-long free previews of the NBA League Pass package of out-of-market games, the satcasters have announced. The DIRECTV preview will begin on Monday, January 15, and extend through Sunday,  January 21. Click Amazon: See Today’s Top-Selling TVs! The Dish free view will run from Tuesday, January 16,

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Pay TV Fee Hikes: Old Habits Die Hard

News Analysis Dish yesterday became the fourth major pay TV operator to announce a price increase in their 2018 monthly programming packages for existing subscribers. The increase by each operator is not dramatic, ranging from $2 a month to $10 a month for some plans. But the decision to raise consumer bills at this point

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Dish, Lilly Settle 2-Month Fee Fight

Dish and Lilly Broadcasting have settled their carriage battle which had left the satcaster’s viewers unable to watch 10 Lilly-owned local stations since September 30. The companies were arguing over how much Dish should pay to carry the stations. They announced last night they had reached a new, multi-year agreement, but did not disclose the terms

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Dish to Hold Month-Long ‘Binge-a-Palooza’

Dish will hold a free preview of eight channels from December 1 through January 1, the satcaster announced today. The preview, which the satcaster is calling ‘Binge-A-Palooza,’ includes AMC, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Food Network, Pixl, Get TV, BET and the Cooking Channel. Shop Now at Amazon! The Holidays Are Coming! Click Amazon:

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Dish & CBS Sign New Deal; Blackout Over

Dish and CBS last night ended its brief carriage dispute and signed a new multi-year deal that returns the network’s programming to the satcaster’s lineup. Early Tuesday morning, CBS pulled 28 CBS-owned local stations from Dish after the two sides could not reach a new agreement. Click to see Amazon’s Black Friday Deals!  The blackout

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Dish Loses 28 CBS Stations In Fee Fight

Dish this morning lost 28 CBS-owned local stations in 18 markets due to a fee fight between the companies, both companies announced. Update: CBS said Wednesday that the two sides are still far apart in their negotiations. The blackout comes just two days before Thanksgiving when CBS will air its annual holiday football game between

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Dish Could Soon Lose CBS Stations Due to Fee Fight

Dish subscribers could soon lose access to 14 CBS-owned local channels as well as other CBS properties such as Showtime and the CBS Sports Network due to a fee fight between the companies. CBS aired a warning last night during its primetime lineup that Dish customers could soon lose the local CBS stations. While the

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Dish Includes Voice Remote With Hopper DVR

New Dish customers who get a Hopper DVR will now also get a free voice remote, the company has announced. Existing customers can upgrade to the voice remote for $20. The remote, which includes motion-activated backlighting, will search for content, and control guide navigation with simple voice commands. Click Amazon: Shop Now For Black Friday

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DIRECTV, U-verse & Dish In Month-Long Local Channel Blackouts

While most journalists seem to have forgotten about them, there are still three major carriage disputes that have left scores of thousands of viewers unable to watch their local channels for more than month. Since September 22, DIRECTV viewers have been without seven local channels owned by American Spirit Media due to a fee fight

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Dish, Sling TV Holding Free Previews of Showtime, HBO

Dish and Sling TV are wrapping up a free preview of Showtime to help promote last night’s season eight premiere of Shameless. (Pictured above) Dish’s free preview of the Showtime channels will end early tomorrow morning while Sling’s will conclude early Wednesday morning. Shop Now at Amazon! The Holidays Are Coming! The preview features several

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Updated: Comcast & Dish Tip Off Free Preview of NBA League Pass

Comcast and Dish tonight will tip off a week-long free preview of the NBA League Pass. The NBA season begins tonight with a doubleheader featuring Boston at Cleveland at 8 p.m. ET and Houston at Golden State at 10:30 p.m. ET. Click Amazon: Hottest Deals In Home Improvement! Click Amazon: Today’s Top-Selling TVs! The NBA

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