CHICAGO -- Tribune Media and DISH Network reached a long-term, comprehensive contract agreement Saturday morning, guaranteeing the return of programming to thousands of households across the U.S.
The agreement means the return of Q13 FOX and JOEtv to DISH subscribers throughout the Northwest, following a months-long blackout during the negotiations process.
All Q13 FOX and JOEtv programming - including Seahawks games - will return as normal. DISH customers should see Q13 FOX back on their screens by Saturday afternoon.
The exact details of the deal were not immediately disclosed.
The companies put out a joint press release Saturday --
DISH and Tribune Broadcasting Reach Agreement on Carriage and Retransmission Consent
Comprehensive Contract Covers 42 Local Television Stations and Cable Net WGN America CHICAGO and ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Sept. 3, 2016 –
Tribune Broadcasting, a subsidiary of Tribune Media (NYSE: TRCO), and DISH Network L.L.C., a wholly-owned subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), today announced a long-term, comprehensive agreement on carriage and retransmission consent.
The agreement restores DISH carriage of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 local television stations in 33 markets, and Tribune’s cable network, WGN America.
The companies issued the following joint statement:
“We want to thank our viewers and customers for their patience and support as we worked through this lengthy process. We’re pleased to move forward and again be able to provide the content of Tribune’s local stations and WGN America for years to come.”
Both WGN America and Tribune’s local stations are expected to again be available to DISH customers later today. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.