Dish subscribers lose entry to native Scripps stations in channel dispute

Two TV giants are as soon as extra at loggerheads over channel rates, and this time it would considerably harm your entry to native information. Native Scripps-owned stations in 42 markets (together with New York Metropolis and San Diego) have gone dark on Dish Community after the businesses failed to achieve a deal on carriage charges. Scripps had been asking for larger charges, though it received’t shock you to listen to that every firm is spinning the difficulty to painting the opposite facet because the villain.

Scripps accused Dish of refusing to strike a “truthful settlement” after 5 months of talks, and noting that it had “by no means gone darkish” with a pay TV distributor till now. Dish, nevertheless, claimed that Scripps had ignored provides to increase channel entry throughout the dispute to get “negotiation leverage,” and had turned down a suggestion to match the charges supplied to different TV suppliers.