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Bonten Media Stations Warn Viewers of Possible DISH Network Blackout

bonten media group logoBonten Media Group and DISH Network are facing a Saturday deadline to negotiate a new carriage agreement before Bonten’s 16 stations go dark on DISH.

On some Bonten stations, like KECI and KCFW in Missoula, Mont., viewers are being warned about the possibility of a service interruption. “We are simply advising customers that this could happen so they’re not surprised or caught unprepared if they want to prepare,” Richard Reingold, vice president and general manager of Bonten’s Montana stations, told the Missoulian.

The current carriage agreement expires December 8. Bonten Media says “good faith negotiations” are continuing.

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Richard Reingold to Lead Montana TV Stations for Bonten Media Group

Richard Reingold has been named vice president and general manager of Bonten Media Group’s TV stations Missoula-Kalispell and Butte-Bozeman, Montana.   In his new position, Reingold will oversee operations for NBC affiliates KCFW in Kalispell, KECI in Missoula and KTVM in Butte and Bozeman.

“Dick Reingold brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and smarts to Bonten’s Montana operations,” Randy Bongarten, Chairman and CEO of Bonten Media said.  “His broad and successful background which includes news management, general management and station ownership makes Dick a tremendous asset for our entire company.”

Previously, Reingold was founder and CEO of Black Heritage Network, the first non-fiction Black content cable, satellite and internet network.  His first day will be Tuesday.