Dish Network pulls plug on Fox 21/27 in rights fees dispute

Dish-2721Roanoke television station Fox 21/27 says it is pleading with Dish Network to put its signal back to its local subscribers while negotiations continue. The two are in talks on retransmission fees, and Dish took the local Fox affiliate off its lineup Saturday — just as the network’s heavily-viewed Daytona coverage was starting. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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The same dispute also effects CW5, which is owned and operated by Fox 21/27.

Click here for the full Fox 21/27 statement.

Click here for the full Dish Network statement. You will have to enter your zip code to see it.

 

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