Sinclair TV Stations Go Dark on Dish
Dish Network subscribers no longer are receiving Sinclair Broadcasting stations. Dish and Sinclair have been in a retransmission spat for weeks now. Reports say Dish had made extension offers to Sinclair but the Sinclair was holding out to try and leverage distribution for a cable channel it does not own yet. Sinclair wants to start a cable channel focused on college and high school sports. The blackout effects more than 150 Sinclair owned stations, including KATV/Channel 7/Little Rock.
UPDATE: Well the blackout didn't last long. The Associated Press reports Sinclair and Dish have come to an agreement in principle. The stations will return to the air ASAP while the agreement is finalized. And of course the details can't be released.