The impasse in contract negotiations left Dish Network customers unable to watch programming from Raycom Media‘s 53 stations in 36 markets beginning at midnight. The broadcaster owns or controls ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, CW, and MyNetworkTV affiliates in cities including Cleveland, Toledo, Honolulu, Tucson, Baton Rouge, West Palm Beach, Louisville, and Memphis. The issue? Money, of course. Dish “has offered to pay Raycom the same rates as our primary competitors; yet Raycom has stalled negotiations, refusing to accept that fair offer,” says Director of Programming Sruta Vootukuru. Raycom counters that it has agreements “with nearly every distributor in our markets, but to date Dish Network has refused to enter into an agreement with us.” Dish accounts for about 15% of Raycom’s viewers, according to data from SNL Kagan.
Raycom Media Stations Go Dark On Dish Network Due To Retransmission Dispute
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