Mission Broadcasting blacks out DISH customers in 21 markets across 18 states

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Mission Broadcasting blacks out DISH customers in 21 markets across 18 states



· Mission rejects DISH offer to extend contract, keep local stations up while negotiations continue

· Mission demands outrageous rate increases from DISH viewers while declaring its content is available for ‘free’


ENGLEWOOD, Colo., September 11, 2020 – After rejecting DISH’s calls for a contract extension, Mission Broadcasting today blacked out DISH customers from viewing its local stations in 21 markets across 18 states.



“Mission proudly claims on its website that its stations ‘provide free over-the-air programming,’ but clearly their actions could not run more counter to that claim,” said Brian Neylon, president of DISH TV. “Not only is Mission trying to force DISH customers to pay an outrageous 50% price increase for the same old content, they are also demanding payment from customers who don’t even subscribe to local channels. It makes no sense.”



Earlier this year, Mission blacked out DISH customers as part of a contract dispute. In March, the companies agreed to restore the channels so that viewers could access important local news and information during the pandemic.



“Mission has gone from working with us to support viewers in the communities we both serve to chasing dollar signs however they can,” continued Neylon. “Why? It’s simple. The NFL season has begun and Mission thinks they found the leverage they need. We don’t see it that way. Serving customers is a year-round commitment for us, and we won’t let them be played as pawns by a greedy broadcaster.”



DISH remains open to reaching an agreement with Mission that is fair to customers.
 
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Let’s see their bottom line after Dish stops paying them anything.
 

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Mission Broadcasting blacks out DISH customers in 21 markets across 18 states



· Mission rejects DISH offer to extend contract, keep local stations up while negotiations continue

· Mission demands outrageous rate increases from DISH viewers while declaring its content is available for ‘free’


ENGLEWOOD, Colo., September 11, 2020 – After rejecting DISH’s calls for a contract extension, Mission Broadcasting today blacked out DISH customers from viewing its local stations in 21 markets across 18 states.



“Mission proudly claims on its website that its stations ‘provide free over-the-air programming,’ but clearly their actions could not run more counter to that claim,” said Brian Neylon, president of DISH TV. “Not only is Mission trying to force DISH customers to pay an outrageous 50% price increase for the same old content, they are also demanding payment from customers who don’t even subscribe to local channels. It makes no sense.”



Earlier this year, Mission blacked out DISH customers as part of a contract dispute. In March, the companies agreed to restore the channels so that viewers could access important local news and information during the pandemic.



“Mission has gone from working with us to support viewers in the communities we both serve to chasing dollar signs however they can,” continued Neylon. “Why? It’s simple. The NFL season has begun and Mission thinks they found the leverage they need. We don’t see it that way. Serving customers is a year-round commitment for us, and we won’t let them be played as pawns by a greedy broadcaster.”



DISH remains open to reaching an agreement with Mission that is fair to customers.
I just am glad that I decided to get my OTA. Before, I got the OTA, I thought about cancelling the work order for it. I am more than happy about getting it now, since this happened. It is well worth getting the OTA, and would do it again.
 
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It hasn't even been a full year since we got the channels back (at least KOLR in Springfield, MO) from last time. WTF? How long was the last contract? 9 or 10 months? Crazy. And BS
 

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