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Dish Customers May Lose Some Stations

Jul 21, 2015  •  Post A Comment

Some TV stations appear to be about to go dark for subscribers to Dish Network. TVNewsCheck.com reports that the Graham Media stations — WDIV-TV in Detroit; KPRC-TV in Houston; WKMG-TV in Orlando, Fla.; KSAT-TV in San Antonio; and WJXT-TV in Jacksonville, Fla. — have announced that they will go dark.

The website quotes Graham Media saying: “The satellite provider has been unwilling to strike a reasonable [retrans] deal.” The company adds: “We’ve been working very hard to negotiate a fair deal for everybody. We’ve negotiated dozens, if not hundreds, of similar deals over the years with other providers and have never been taken off the air, so that should tell you something about where the issue lies.”

Another station that appears to be involved in the issue is WPLG-TV in Miami, which was purchased by Berkshire Hathaway last year from Post-Newsweek before it evolved into Graham Media.

TVNewsCheck notes that the TV stations have set up a website, www.savemychannel.com, to help customers negotiate the situation.

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35 Comments

  1. KPRC is running an ad in just about every break to have people text Dish and tell them “I want my NBC”.

  2. Not only directed at this site, but why is this info always reported wrong? It’s “Some” or a “Minority” of subscribers could lose a station. It affects only those who in the DMA affected, a tiny number. It certainly affects those customers but your headlines and wording should reflect what is really happening.

  3. I called Dish Network yesterday afternoon (the 21st), and was told (lied to?) by a Dish employee, that they had reached a deal and programming would not be cut. I plan to call again in the morning, as I’m still seeing comments on my tv, from our local ABC station, saying we’re losing service, at 6:00 pm, today.

  4. My dish is out. Outage map shows all North America out. Lol. See rich and powerful that bits beat bullets in some cases. Wall Street is probably next again.

  5. This is ridiculous how DISH keeps removing stations. First my locals and now another semi-local channel. This is bullshit and they should not be able to hold us to our contracts. If signed up for a specific list of Chanel’s and no longer receive them I should not be held to this contract!!!!!!

  6. I hate dish,if I would have known that moving one mile from my old house that I would not be able to have ATT-unverse I would reconsider making the move.Realtors should be required to disclose this info thank God, for Netflix.

  7. We agree that we should not be held to our Dish contract, as we are no longer receiving the local stations we need in northern Michigan. We need these stations for local news, especially weather, and if they are not available, we will be canceling this subscription as soon as we can get Direct TV installed. This is ridiculous and they’re not holding up their end of the deal.

  8. I have had Dish for over 3 years now and every few months its always some sort of issue. I stayed with them for this long due to the reasonable rates but I guess the saying goes “you get what you pay for”. Removing ABC was the final straw. I will be looking for a new provider. This is ridiculous.

  9. Dish did this awhile back with cartoon network and I was furious! I’m about to just cancel my dish membership bc this is ridiculous. With there so many other compettitors out there offering better deals and never having these issues, dish better watch out. Very unsatisfied dish customer.

  10. Dish needs to hire new negotiators no one else is having these issues ? You are in breach of contract with your customers. In Texas word by mouth is a legal binding contract. I was told local channels were included by representatives of your company. Therefore no matter what you Instructions you tell your employees to say . I am sorry I ever switched from directv to dish . Ps I hate the Hopper.

  11. I hate dish

  12. All my TV shows are now gone just give them what. They want or tell me how I can see my shows!! Khou Houston! Come on I pay for TV this is the Chanel I watch the most it is also free with a TV antenna. Just give them what they want!!! I pay you now you pay them!!! PLEASE!!!!

  13. I want my NBC back, really the only local station I watch, I love Grimm, and the seasons are getting better each time. It better be back on before the season airs or I am switching. I agree if we are contracted for certain channels we better be getting them.

  14. We got rid of our local cable for the same reasons! Raising prices and dropping channels!! I don’t get paid when I don’t provide the services I’m contracted for!! It doesn’t matter what my disputes might be with my sub contractors. Dish needs to get these situations resolved before it comes to a customer losing their channels. At the very least your customers should be reimbursed for the channels that they’ve missed out on over the past couple of years due to these squabbles.
    Casey Groff

  15. Dish got rid of many of my favorite channels like abc family,amc,disney,and so much more.I am furious now i won’t be able to watch any of my favorite shows and will have to wait for them to come out on Netflix which will take forever.

  16. Dish u suck I will drop u when u drop wlex you put people in contracts. Make us Commit. What about. U holding up our end direct TV here I come.

  17. I will be looking into an antenna for my tv, and dumping Dish. The whole reason I got Dish was so I would have local channels, and now that you’ve removed the main ones, you’re going bye bye.

  18. This is stupid! Why do we all have to lose our favorite channels to some dumb-ass deal? I might as well be switching over to DirecTV. This is just downright outrageous! What’s the point of television anymore when I’ve stuck with Dish my whole life? I won’t be able to watch The Walking Dead, Talking Dead, WWE, or anything else! I swear people are getting ruder and ruder and dumber and dumber.

  19. GET DIRECTV ITS WAY BETTER….
    DIRECTV
    DIRECTV
    DIRECTV IS BETTER

  20. I will change to DirecTV if they lose anymore station

  21. My son can’t do a hole lot with him being in a wheelchair and all his health problems and the one thing that get him excited is knowing he has wrestling and the walking dead and his tv he has something to get excited about so please don’t drop the channels. ……..

  22. If you check the pricey packages over dish200. you will find you supposed missing channels, They all pull this every three years like clockwork. Wait until the dust settles before getting trapped in Direct tv’s raise your rate with every bill cycle.

  23. I will definitely drop Dish for good and go to Direct TV if they drop NBC.

  24. please do not drop the channels usa,msnbc,bravo and all the others.

  25. Dish network is just scamming people bad enough their rates are outrageous. Dish is rapping you all and they don’t even give you a kiss

  26. I really enjoy all the please do not drop them.

  27. Please do not drop these stations

  28. Direct TV is has been trying all year to get me back if you drop these channels I will drop Dish and go back to Direct TV

  29. If dish drops any channels I have I will be going to direct tv or Comcast Cable. They send me papers all the time trying to get my business I love my dish but this channel thing is getting trouble.

  30. If you drop any more of our favorite channels , you can pretty much count on losing loads of your dish customers to direct tv after all they have been tring to get me back for the last year or two . I suggest you get your business trying to settle this problem solve deal quick or your going to lose us to direct tv.

  31. Please do not drop the latest list of channels to be cancelled.
    NBC is my favorite channel!

  32. When I switched from Direct Tv to Dish I was told I had a locked in rate as long as I never missed a payment, one year later my rates were raised and I had lost stations, including a local station. My family couldn’t even watch their favorite college football team in their bowl game. Now I can’t watch Ellen, Dancing with the stars and many of our other favorite shows. Now I’m told were going to lose our other local news station and some of our favorite cable stations. According to the representative from Dish that I talked to I didn’t have a locked in 2year contract,so Dish can take their network and I will go with a deal from Direct.

  33. Wtf what is wrong with dishes why we losing our chanles

  34. I THINK IT IS MESSED UP THAT THEY TAKING THE GOOD CHANNELS WE LIKE TO WATCH. VH1 AND NICK MY KIDS LIKE SPONGE BOB AND NOW THEY WONT BE WaTCHING IT. THEN THEY DONT KNOW HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE TO GET THE ISSUES RESOLVED. I THINK THEY NEED TO LOWER MY BILL CAUSE I AINT PAYING A BILL FOR SOME CHANNELS I CANT WATCH!!!.DISH YALL NEED TO DO BETTER OR YALL GOING TO LOOSE ALOT OF CUSTOMERS.

  35. Over 12 years with dish I have given them $11.000 00 dollars. Now with a new HDTV free tv antenna in my house I can get free tv on over 13 channels then with a hifi service you can get a amozon account with prime for a 2day ship on your packages great deals and alll your movies free on your tv . You want more channels then get ruko adapters for your tv a good hd is around $60.00 dollars you own it this will get more free tv or sling tv package staring at $ 20.00 dollars a month. !!!!! Now I have amozn prime for less $10.00 a month free movies sling tv 25 pay channels plus all my locals free with $80,00 in my pockets that is not going to dish network. Now I can upgrade to new tvs with extra money I will now have good tv and will have all of this plus a extra $7.000.00 dollars in my Savings account by cutting the cord with dish network hope people wake up and see the light in this.

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