Media General Stations To Go Back on DISH to Provide Tropical Storm Karen
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 4, 2013
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Media General today announced that
in order to provide the company's local television station viewers with
important information about Tropical Storm Karen it has asked DISH Network to
restore a number of its stations to the satellite service.
"Providing our viewers with important weather and safety information during
storms is an integral part of our responsibility to our local communities,"
said George L. Mahoney, president and chief executive of Media General. "We
will continue to do everything we can to reach a fair resolution with DISH on
our retransmission consent agreement that has expired and have our programming
permanently restored to the DISH satellite system as soon as possible. We look
forward to continuing the conversation with DISH."
The following stations will be back on DISH for the specified periods of time:
Saturday, October 5 at 6:00 AM until Monday, October 7 at 12:01 AM
WJTV / Jackson, Miss.
WHLT / Hattiesburg, Miss.
WKRG / Mobile, Ala.
WVTM / Birmingham, Ala.
As is the case with all extreme weather events, Media General stations also
keep people informed on their television station websites as well.
About Media General
Media General, Inc., 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.
On June 6, 2013, Media General (NYSE: MEG) and privately held New Young
Broadcasting Holding Co., Inc., both local broadcast television and digital
media companies, announced a definitive agreement to combine the two companies
in an all-stock merger transaction. The new company will retain the Media
General, Inc. name and will remain headquartered in Richmond, VA. Upon
completion of the merger, the Young stations will be operated under a
subsidiary of Media General, and the new company will own or operate 31
network-affiliated television stations across 28 markets, reaching
approximately 16.5 million, or 14%, of U.S. TV households. The balance of
network affiliations will include CBS (12), NBC (9), ABC (7) Fox (1), CW (1)
and MNT (1). Sixteen of the 31 stations are located in the Top 75 DMAs.
Contact Media General
Media General maintains extensive company information on its website
www.mediageneral.com. The company's media and investor contact is Lou Anne J.
Nabhan, Vice President-Corporate Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org or
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