WILX-TV 10 and Dish Network Cannot Reach an Agreement
Here we go again with another Dish Network dispute with one of my favorite local NBC affiliate TV stations. First it was WLAJ ABC 53 which was dropped from Dish Network not that long ago, now it's WILX-TV 10 being dropped from Dish programming.
Michael King, the station's Regional Vice President and General Manager, said "we are shocked and disappointed to learn that Dish Network has decide to impose yet another blackout on its customers by taking away our station."
According to WILX-TV 10, Gray offered Dish an extension that would have continued beyond today's deadline, but Dish refused to accept it. King also said, "neither our stations nor the government nor Dish's millions of fee-paying customers can force Dish to continue carrying our stations when, as here, it chooses to take leading stations off of its system for perceived leverage in private carriage negotiations."