DISH Will Likely Lose 112 Channels Including Locals & Tennis Channel Next Week


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DISH Network is expected to drop 112 Sinclair-owned TV stations next Monday, according to a statement from Sinclair today.

Sinclair announced today that “it is unlikely” that DISH and Sinclair will come to an agreement on carriage terms before the current agreement expires on August 16, 2021. As a result, DISH will lose broadcast stations and Tennis Channel. The loss would impact 3.5 million customers.

“We have tried unsuccessfully to reach fair and customary terms with DISH Network for the renegotiation of our retransmission consent,” stated David Gibber, Sinclair’s General Counsel. “Given the status of these negotiations, we feel it is important to alert DISH Network subscribers to the real risk that some of their favorite stations will no longer be available through DISH Network including their access to live, local news, popular syndicated programming, sports programming including college and NFL football, and the network programming of our ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and CW affiliates in those markets. DISH subscribers are also at risk of losing Tennis Channel. With this loss, tennis fans will not be able to see wall-to-wall coverage of the Western & Southern Open from Cincinnati, OH in the run-up to the last Grand Slam of the year, the US Open.”

The stations being dropped by DISH if the agreement cannot be reached include:

  • Abilene-Sweetwater, TX: KTXS (ABC)
  • Albany – Schnectady – Troy, NY: WRGB (CBS)
  • Albany, GA: WFXL (FOX)
  • Amarillo, TX: KVII (ABC), KVII-2 (CW)
  • Austin, TX: KEYE (CBS)
  • Bakersfield, CA: KBAK (CBS), KBFX (FOX)
  • Baltimore, MD: WBFF (FOX), WBFF-2 (MyTV)
  • Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX: KFDM (CBS), KFDM-3 (FOX), KFDM-3 VIE (FOX), KFDM-2 (CW)
  • Birmingham (Anniston and Tuscaloosa), AL: WBMA (ABC), WTTO (CW), WABM (MyTV)
  • Boise, ID: KBOI (CBS), KYUU (CW Plus)
  • Buffalo, NY: WUTV (FOX), WNYO (MyTV)
  • Butte-Bozeman, MT: KTVM (NBC)
  • Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Iowa City & Dubuque, IA: KGAN (CBS), KGAN-2 (FOX)
  • Champaign & Springfield-Decatur, IL: WICD (ABC)
  • Charleston, SC: WCIV-2 (ABC), WCIV (MyTV)
  • Charleston-Huntington, WV: WCHS (ABC), WCHS-2 (FOX)
  • Chattanooga, TN: WTVC (ABC), WTVC-2 (FOX)
  • Chico-Redding, CA: KRCR (ABC), KRVU (MyTV)
  • Cincinnati, OH: WKRC (CBS)
  • Columbia, SC: WACH (FOX)
  • Columbia-Jefferson City, MO: KRCG (CBS)
  • Columbus, OH: WSYX (ABC), WSYX-3 (FOX)
  • Corpus Christi, TX: KSCC (FOX), KTOV (MyTV)
  • Dayton, OH: WKEF (ABC), WKEF-2 (FOX)
  • Des Moines-Ames, IA: KDSM (FOX)
  • El Paso (Las Cruces), TX-NM: KFOX (FOX), KDBC (CBS)
  • Eugene, OR: KVAL (CBS)
  • Eureka, CA: KAEF (ABC), KECA (CW)
  • Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, MI: WSMH (FOX)
  • Fresno-Visalia, CA: KMPH (FOX), KFRE (CW)
  • Gainesville, FL: WGFL (CBS), WGFL-2 (MyTV)
  • Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, MI: WWMT (CBS), WWMT-2 (CW)
  • Green Bay-Appleton, WI: WLUK (FOX), WCWF (CW)
  • Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem, NC: WXLV (ABC), WMYV (MyTV)
  • Greenville-New Bern-Washington, NC: WCTI (ABC)
  • Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville-Anderson, SC-NC: WLOS (ABC)
  • Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, PA: WHP (CBS), WHP-3 (CW)
  • Johnstown-Altoona-State College, PA: WJAC (NBC)
  • Las Vegas, NV: KSNV (NBC), KVCW (CW), KVCW-2 (MyTV)
  • Lexington, KY: WDKY (FOX)
  • Lincoln & Hastings-Kearny, NE: KHGI (ABC), KFXL (FOX)
  • Little Rock-Pine Bluff, AR: KATV (ABC)
  • Macon, GA: WGXA (FOX), WGXA-2 (ABC)
  • Madison, WI: WMSN (FOX)
  • Medford-Klamath Falls, OR: KTVL (CBS), KTVL-2 (CW Plus)
  • Milwaukee, WI: WVTV (CW), WVTV-2 (MyTV)
  • Minneapolis, MN: WUCW (CW)
  • Missoula, MT: KECI (NBC)
  • Mobile-Pensacola (Ft. Walton Beach), AL-FL: WEAR (ABC), WFGX (MyTV/ThisTV)
  • Myrtle Beach-Florence, SC: WPDE (ABC)
  • Nashville, TN: WZTV (FOX), WUXP (MyTV)
  • Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA: WTVZ (MyTV)
  • Oklahoma City, OK: KOKH (FOX), KOCB (CW)
  • Omaha, NE: KPTM (FOX)
  • Ottumwa-Kirksville, IA-MO: KTVO (ABC), KTVO-2 (CBS)
  • Paducah-Cape Girardeau-Harrisburg, KY-MO-IL: KBSI (FOX), WDKA (MyTV)
  • Pittsburgh, PA: WPGH (FOX), WPNT (MyTV)
  • Portland-Auburn, ME: WGME (CBS)
  • Portland, OR: KATU (ABC)
  • Providence-New Bedford, RI-MA: WJAR (NBC)
  • Quincy-Hannibal-Keokuk, IL-MO-IA: KHQA (CBS), KHQA-2 (ABC)
  • Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville), NC: WLFL (CW), WRDC (MyTV)
  • Reno, NV: KRXI (FOX)
  • Richmond-Petersburg, VA: WRLH (FOX)
  • Roanoke-Lynchburg, VA: WSET (ABC)
  • Rochester, NY: WUHF (FOX)
  • Salt Lake City, UT: KUTV (CBS), KMYU (MyTV)
  • San Angelo, TX: KTXE (ABC)
  • San Antonio, TX: KABB (FOX), WOAI (NBC)
  • Savannah, GA: WTGS (FOX)
  • Seattle-Tacoma, WA: KOMO (ABC)
  • Sioux City, IA: KPTH (FOX), KPTH-3 (CBS), KPTH-3 VIE (CBS)
  • South Bend-Elkhart, IN: WSBT (CBS), WSBT-2 (FOX)
  • Spokane, WA: KLEW (CBS)
  • St. Louis, MO: KDNL (ABC)
  • Syracuse, NY: WSTM (NBC), WSTQ (CW)
  • Tallahassee-Thomasville, FL-GA: WTWC (NBC), WTWC-2 (FOX)
  • Toledo, OH: WNWO (NBC)
  • Traverse City-Cadillac, MI: WPBN (NBC)
  • Tri-Cities, TN-VA: WCYB (NBC), WCYB-2 (CW)
  • Tulsa, OK: KTUL (ABC)
  • Washington, DC (Hagerstown, MD): WJLA (ABC)
  • West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce, FL: WPEC (CBS), WTVX (CW)
  • Wheeling-Steubenville, WV-OH: WTOV (NBC), WTOV-2 (FOX)
  • Wichita-Hutchinson Plus, KS: KSAS (FOX)
  • Wilkes Barre-Scranton-Hazleton, PA: WOLF (FOX), WQMY (MyTV)
  • Yakima-Pasco-Richland-Kennewick, WA: KIMA (CBS), KIMA-2 (CW Plus)

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