Nexstar signs new retrans deal with Dish


Here’s a retransmission consent negotiation that won’t get much attention inside the Beltway because it all came together peacefully, without any threats or attempt to elicit government intervention. Nexstar announced that it has signed a new multi-year retrans deal with Dish Network.

The agreement grants Dish the right to carry 55 television stations and related digital programming channels owned by Nexstar and Mission Broadcasting.

“We are delighted to enter into a new agreement with DISH as it validates the strength of our award-winning local content and leading national programming. The agreement ensures that Dish subscribers have access to Nexstar’s locally produced, market-leading local newscasts and network and syndicated programming, and gives advertisers the benefit of Dish’s wide distribution,” said Nexstar CEO Perry Sook.
“Dish Network is pleased to announce this new agreement to carry dozens of local broadcast stations owned by Nexstar and Mission around the country,” added Dave Shull, Dish Network’s senior vice president, Programming. “We thank Nexstar for serving as a valuable partner and for respecting our customers’ wishes to have uninterrupted access to their local channels throughout these negotiations. We pledge to work hard to offer the most channel choices and the lowest everyday prices in the industry.”