Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Dish Network-subscribing Fox News fans might have to get the latest on the Benghazi "cover up" and road to impeachment from another news outlet.
Dish Network inked its second significant broadcast retransmission renewal in less than a week, announcing a deal Wednesday with Nexstar Broadcasting Group.
Plunging new frontiers of exhaustion, Dish Network's program licensing team finds itself in another down-to-the-wire retrans renewal negotiation, with Nexstar Broadcasting Group granting a third extension to the satellite operator Tuesday as talks continue.
Updated: After culminating weeks of tense negotiations with a brief blackout, CBS Corp. announced in the wee hours Saturday morning that it had reached a new wide-reaching program licensing deal with Dish Network.
CBS Corp. has not executed on a threatened blackout of its stations and cable channels on Dish Network, as the two sides continue to negotiate renewals of retrans and carriage agreements.
Verizon and Cox Media Group have ended a broadcast retransmission impasse that kept Fox affiliate WFXT-TV off the program guides of 400,000 FiOS subscribers in Boston and Rhode Island since Thanksgiving Day.
CBS Corp. announced that it has once again extended a just-expired retrans deal with Dish Network, giving the satellite operator until Tuesday to come to terms before executing a blackout.
With the current retrans deal between the broadcast network and the satellite operator set to expire Nov. 20, CBS has already gone into propaganda mode, warning Dish Network subscribers of a possible blackout.
Despite impasses that have kept its channels off some smaller U.S. cable services, Viacom reported a 22 percent rise in global affiliate fees for its fiscal fourth quarter. The spike was mainly attributable to revenue from SVOD services; however, the conglomerate still experienced a single-digit affiliate fee gain when SVOD was taken out of the equation.
Seeking to get the upper hand in ongoing renewal talks with DirecTV, AMC Networks on Sunday broke out the old viewer scare tactics during its presentation of its hit zombie drama The Walking Dead.