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LIN Media Stations Return to DISH as Companies Reach New Retrans Agreement

LIN Media stations are back on DISH Network systems this morning as the two companies were able to reach a new retrans agreement over the weekend.

On Sunday, LIN announced that it had entered into a new deal with DISH, ending weeks of intense negotiations as well a black-out that began March 5th.

“We are pleased that our negotiations with DISH Network resulted in a fair resolution,” said Vincent Sadusky, LIN’s president and CEO. “We thank our viewers and our advertisers for their tremendous support.”

In announcing the agreement, DISH said that it “is pleased to have reached a deal” that resumed the carriage of 27 LIN stations in 17 markets. “We sincerely appreciate the patience our customers have shown during this time.”

Here’s an announcement that WIVB-WNLO general manager Chris Musial made to Buffalo viewers about the agreement:

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