Sinclair in Re-trans Spat with Dish
Looks as though KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock might disappear from Dish Network as its parent company, Sinclair Broadcasting is in a dispute over re-transmission fees. Sinclair has set up a website for viewers to get info and air their concerns to Dish.
I loved the answer to this question on the website:
- Q: Is this just a dispute about money?A: Although we do not believe it is productive to negotiate its private business relationships in the public, the inability to reach agreement with Dish Network is about more than just money.
UPDATE: 08/16 An announcement on KATV's website states a short term extension has been agreed to and they are working on a long term agreement.