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New Orleans’ WVUE Goes Dark for Dish Subscribers

Dish Network subscribers in New Orleans lost access to WVUE, the Fox-affiliate in New Orleans, earlier this week, after the two parties could not reach a retransmission consent agreement by the January 31 deadline.

Dish Network said that WVUE, which is owned by Louisiana Media, is asking for affiliate fee increases as much as 300%. David Schull, senior vice president of programming at Dish, said in a statement that WVUE is being “unreasonable in its demands.”

WVUE addressed the disagreement in a statement on the station website, saying negotiations continue “in order to reach a fair agreement and to restore Dish’s carriage of WVUE.”

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