Dish Gears Up for Retrans Battle
Must reach agreement with Schurz Communications by midnight Friday
By Mike Farrell, Multichannel News -- Broadcasting & Cable, 12/17/2012 5:33:00 PM
Mishawaka, Ind.-based Schurz owns TV stations KTUU (NBC) in Anchorage, Alaska; KY3 (NBC), KCZ (The CW) and KSPR (ABC) in Springfield, Mo.; WDBJ (CBS) in Roanoke, Va,; WSBT (CBS) in South Bend, Ind.; WAGT (NBC) in Augusta, Ga.; and KWCH (CBS) and KSCW (The CW) in Wichita, Kan.
Dish's current agreement with Schurz is set to expire at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 21. If an agreement or extension is not reached by then, Dish customers in those cities could lose access to sports programming like college and NFL football and entertainment programming like NCIS, Chicago Fire and Modern Family.
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