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Dish, WCYB reach deal

January 13th, 2014 11:46 am by Hank Hayes

Dish, WCYB reach deal

BRISTOL, Va. - DISH Network and the parent company of NBC affiliate WCYB TV-5 have reached a deal ending their rate dispute, station manager Jack Dempsey announced today.

The month-long dispute had knocked WCYB, local FOX affiliate WEMT and another local station off the air in DISH’s channel lineup. The stations are part of the New York-based Bonten Media Group. An early morning agreement put all three stations back on DISH.

Last fall, DISH went through a similar dispute with Media General, the owner of Johnson City CBS affiliate WJHL, and the result was a six-week service disruption.

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