Dish, Meredith End Retrans Dispute

Broadcaster Meredith Corp. said it has reached a retransmission consent agreement with Dish Network, a multi-year deal that will return a dozen stations to the satellite giant after a two-month blackout.

The Meredith stations went dark to Dish customers on July 16, after the two companies could not reach an agreement.

“We are pleased that Dish customers once again will be able to watch the award-winning news and popular sports and entertainment programming that are a hallmark of Meredith’s television group,” Meredith Local Media Group president Patrick McCreery said in a press release. “We thank our viewers for their patience as we worked with Dish to reach this new agreement.”

The affected stations were: WGCL, Atlanta (CBS); KPHO (CBS) and KTVK (IND) Phoenix; KMOV (CBS) St. Louis; KPTV (Fox) and KPDX (MYNetworkTV) Portland, Oregon; WSMV (NBC) Nashville; KCTV (CBS) and KSMO (IND) Kansas City; WFSB (CBS) Hartford-New Haven, Connecticut; WHNS (Fox) Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina; KVVU (Fox) Las Vegas; WALA (Fox) Mobile, Alabama-Pensacola, Florida; WNEM (CBS) Flint-Saginaw, Michigan’ WSHM (CBS), WGGB-DT (Fox) and WGGB (ABC) Springfield-Holyoke, Massachusetts.