Media General Extends Current Agreement with DISH
RICHMOND, Va., June 28, 2013
RICHMOND, Va., June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG),
a local broadcast television and digital media company, announced today that
it has provided DISH with a 90-day extension for its current retransmission
agreement that was set to expire June 30.
"As we continue to work toward an equitable agreement with DISH, we have
chosen to protect our viewers from a loss of signal by extending our current
contract," said Jim Conschafter, vice president, broadcast markets. "Our
highly-rated television stations are important assets to our local
communities. This extension ensures that viewers may continue to watch their
local news and lifestyle programs as well as top-rated prime time programming
as we continue to do everything we can to negotiate a fair, market-based
agreement. We appreciate our viewers' patience and feedback. We have the best
interests of our viewers in mind as we work hard to reach a successful outcome
during this period."
Viewers of Media General stations in 17 markets who are DISH subscribers will
continue to receive their local stations while negotiations continue.
About Media General
Media General is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment
across 18 network-affiliated broadcast television stations and their
associated digital media and mobile platforms. The company's stations serve
consumers and advertisers in strong local markets, primarily in the Southeast.
Media General's television stations include affiliations with NBC (8), CBS
(8), ABC (1) and CW (1). One-third of the company's stations operate in the
Top 50 markets in the United States. Media General's stations reach more than
one-third of TV households in the Southeast and more than 8% of U.S. TV
households. Media General entered the television business in 1955 when it
launched WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida, as an NBC affiliate.
Contact Media General
Additional information about Media General is available on its web site
www.mediageneral.com or by contacting Liz Cleal, Communications Manager, at
(804) 887-5049 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Nancy Chafin, Communications
Specialist, at (804) 887-5124 or email@example.com.
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