Dish-Hearst negotiations down to the wire

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HearstDish could lose 29 local Hearst Television stations in 29 markets if the two do not reach a new retransmission deal by 4/8 at 10 p.m. ET. The Hearst stations, which cover 18.2% of US households, have posted notices on their websites.


The markets include: Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Boston, Louisville, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Cincinnati, Des Moines, Honolulu, Milwaukee and Sacramento. Here’s the full list of stations:

 

EASTERN REGION STATIONS
Market DMA
Rank
Affiliation Station Channel
Analog/
Digital
U.S.
Household
Coverage
Boston, MA 7 ABC WCVB 5/20 2.1%
Manchester, NH ABC WMUR 9/59
managed Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL 14 WMOR 32/19 1.6%
owned Orlando, FL 19 NBC WESH 2/11 1.3%
owned Orlando, FL   CW WKCF 18/17  
owned Pittsburgh, PA 23 ABC WTAE 4/51 1.0%
owned Baltimore, MD 27 NBC WBAL 11/59 1.0%
owned Greenville-Spartanburg, SC 37 NBC WYFF 4/59 0.7%
owned W. Palm Beach, FL 38 ABC WPBF 25/16 0.7%
owned Lancaster, PA 43 NBC WGAL 8/58 0.6%
owned Greensboro/
Winston-Salem, NC
46 NBC WXII 12/31 0.6%
owned Louisville, KY 48 CBS WLKY 32/26 0.6%
owned Portland-Auburn, ME 80 ABC WMTW 8/46 0.3%
owned Burlington, VT/
Plattsburgh, NY
97 NBC/
NBC
WPTZ/
WNNE
5/14
31/25
0.3%
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CENTRAL REGION STATIONS
Market DMA
Rank
Affiliation Station Channel U.S.
Household
Coverage
owned Kansas City, MO 31 ABC KMBC 9/7 0.8%
owned Kansas City, MO CW KCWE 29/31
owned Milwaukee, WI 34 ABC WISN 12/34 0.8%
owned Cincinnati, OH 35 NBC WLWT 5/35 0.8%
owned Oklahoma City, OK 41 ABC KOCO 5/7 0.6%
owned New Orleans, LA 51 NBC WDSU 6/43 0.6%
owned Des Moines, IA 72 CBS KCCI 8/31 0.4%
owned Omaha, NE 75 ABC KETV 7/20 0.4%
owned Jackson, MS 93 ABC WAPT 16/21 0.3%
owned Fort Smith/
Fayettville, AR
101 ABC/
ABC
KHBS/
KHOG
40/21
29/15
0.3%
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WESTERN AND PACIFIC REGION STATIONS
Market DMA
Rank
Affiliation Station Channel U.S.
Household
Coverage
owned Sacramento/Stockton/
Modesto, CA
20 NBC KCRA 3/35 1.2%
owned Sacramento/Stockton/
Modesto, CA
MNT KQCA 58/46
owned Albuquerque, NM 47 ABC KOAT 7/21 0.6%
owned Honolulu, HI 71 ABC KITV 4/40 0.4%
owned Monterey-Salinas, CA 125 NBC KSBW 8/10 0.2%
Total = 18.2%

Here’s a notice from WCVB-TV Boston:

“NOTICE TO DISH SUBSCRIBERS:

WCVB’s parent company, Hearst Television, is currently negotiating a renewal of its carriage agreement with DISH.

If negotiations are not successfully concluded before Tuesday, April 8th, at 10 p.m. Eastern time you may not be able to view WCVB on DISH if carriage is no longer authorized.

However, you will be able to receive WCVB over the air and from other cable providers such as Comcast, Verizon and DirecTV. Check back for updates.”


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