LIN Media expects its television stations in 17 markets to go dark on Dish’s network as of March 4, reports B&C.
LIN says the decision to end carriage was Dish’s, while Dish says that LIN is dropping its signals, the story says. LIN says that it had asked for a one-month extension during retransmission consent negotiations before the Feb. 28 deadline, but that Dish only agreed to a four-day extension, the story notes. LIN said that it doubts negotiations will conclude by Friday.
The affected stations are in cities ranging from Albuquerque to Toledo, the story says.