Tribune broadcasting and Dish Network LLC have announced a long-term agreement on carriage and retransmission. This comprehensive agreement is made to solve disputes between the tow companies. A dispute was going on between Dish and Tribune over carriage charges and Tribune channels were taken off from the Dish Network packages as a result of the dispute.
As per the agreement made between Dish and Tribune, carriage of forty-two local television stations that are owned by Tribune Broadcasting will be restored to Dish Network channel guide. These channels include Colorado’s own channel 2 and FOX31 Denver.
“We want to thank our viewers and customers for their patience and support as we worked through this lengthy process. We’re pleased to move forward and again be able to provide the content of Tribune’s local stations and WGN America for years to come,” the companies said in a joint statement. The terms of the agreement are not yet disclosed by the companies.
About Dish Network
Dish Network through their subsidiaries offer high quality programming to about 13.593 million pay TV users across the country. As per the latest reports, Dish offers about 200 national HD channels, numerous international channels, and award winning DVR technology. They offer wide range of choices and packages at the best value.
About Tribune Media
Tribune is the home to varied portfolio of television and digital properties. They offer quality news, sports and entertainment programs. Tribune Media comprises of forty-two local television channels that are owned and operated by Tribune Broadcasting. These channels reach more than 50 million households in the US. It also includes the national entertainment network WGN America that has a reach of about 80 million households.
Tribune Media also has Chicago’s WGN-AM and national multicast networks like THIS TV and Antenna TV. In addition, the company owns and manages many real estate properties across the US, and has many other strategic investments in the field of media and communication.