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Contract dispute between CBS 6 and Dish Network goes public

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A dispute over compensation may soon mean subscribers of Dish Network will no longer have access to CBS 6 and CW 15, and both sides of the dispute are blaming the other for the impasse. In a sharply worded statement today, Dish Network said Sinclair Broadcasting Group, the parent company of both stations, is demanding “a massive price increase.” Meanwhile, Sinclair issued its own statement to what it called DISH’s public attack. Both statements come ...


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robbump
August 14, 2012
5:18 p.m.

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Seems that the cable and satellite companies want to "pick the fruit" of the "trees" of the television companies, and sell it to we consumers at a not-so-cheap markup.

Let them produce their own shows if they can do better, but I want my local news at 11pm.

Rabbit ears antenna, DTV converter and an old TV and I've got absolutely free TV. Give it a try.

ChuckD
August 14, 2012
11:38 p.m.

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It'd be great to have a mediator in these all too frequent childish spats, like say, the federal government. But no, we need to keep the government out of corporate affairs right? Let them be to create jobs! Let the market sort it out!
It's worked so well in the past...right?

Just be thankful we're not in the NY Metro market where the Dolans treat their subscribers like shark food.

USA!

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