Dish Files Bad Faith Complaint with FCC Against Tegna

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—DISH has filed a grievance with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in opposition to Tegna accusing the station group of dangerous religion throughout failed negotiations for a brand new retransmission consent settlement that resulted in Tegna’s native stations being faraway from Dish’s channel line-up in 53 markets throughout the nation.”Tegna turned its again on its public curiosity obligation and failed to have interaction in good religion retransmission consent negotiations with Dish,” mentioned Andy LeCuyer, Dish senior vice chairman of Programming. “Tegna’s calls for had been each unreasonable and inconsistent. This habits negatively impacts Dish subscribers, and we count on Tegna’s dangerous habits to solely worsen because the programmer appears to be like to promote its stations to the best bidder. As a outcome, we’ve got filed a proper grievance with the FCC to handle Tegna’s blatant disregard of the Commission’s guidelines.”In the grievance, Dish cites a variety of examples of what it calls dangerous religion, together with showing to demand that Dish pay for all subscribers in a neighborhood market whether or not they buy native programming from Dish or not, and showing to demand that Dish pay for viewers who’re not subscribers of Dish. Tegna’s calls for would have totaled practically a billion {dollars} in charges, Dish asserted. Dish’s grievance in opposition to Tegna Inc. will be discovered right here.  TV Tech has reached out to Tegna for a response. 

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