Dish, Schurz Avoid Blackout
Retrans agreement covers stations in six cities
By Mike Farrell, Multichannel News -- Broadcasting & Cable, 12/21/2012 10:10:53 AM
Schurz 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., were scheduled to go dark at midnight on Dec. 21. Earlier, Dish had said Schurz was demanding a five-fold rate increase and a surcharge for its ad-skipping DVR service Auto Hop.
Schurz said on its corporate website that "terms of the agreement are still being hammered out, but both sides have agreed to keep stations on Dish to avoid any disruption to consumers."
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