LIN, Dish Reach Deal on Retransmission Fee

LIN Media, which owns 17 stations — mostly CBS, Fox and CW affiliates — went dark on the satellite provider last weekend after a retrans-fee spat in which Dish said LIN was “simply being greedy.”

PROVIDENCE, R.I.(March 13, 2011) — LIN Media (NYSE: TVL), a local multimedia company, today announced that it has entered into a retransmission consent agreement with DISH Network, L.L.C (“DISH”). As a result, DISH has resumed carriage of the local television stations that LIN Media owns, operates or services.

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