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Dish Network blackout of WAGT avoided

Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 4:18 PM
Last updated 7:32 PM
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Dish Network has reached an agreement with Schurz Communications on the continued transmission of Schurz stations, including Augusta’s WAGT, officials announced Friday.

Earlier this week, Dish said it would drop six of the Indiana-based company’s stations unless an agreement was reached.

“We’re pleased to announce that we have reached a fair, market-based deal with Schurz,” said Dave Shull, Dish’s senior vice president of programming.

Terms were not disclosed. The agreement also affects stations in Springfield, Mo.; Roanoke, Va.; Wichita, Kan.; South Bend, Ind.; and Anchorage, Alaska.

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YeCats
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YeCats 12/21/12 - 08:48 pm
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Whew!

I like Ms. Tucker to bring me the news.

As a Dish customer, I'm glad this got worked out.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 12/22/12 - 06:51 am
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There was never any doubt

There was never any doubt there woul be a agreement.
A little hype was needed to justify rate increases.

I dropped Dish over the AMC fight .

I'll be returning in due to the COMCAST High Pricing in 6 months.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 12/22/12 - 09:40 am
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Local network channels are a joke....
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Thirty minutes of new equals..... 15 minutes of weather (every five minutes), 5 minutes of actual local events, 10 minutes of downloaded Facebook, AP, and cable network stories. And since WJBF and WAGT combined their sites, the staff cannot even read the teleprompters or pronounce the words. It is a if the new "diggs" has affected their ability to talk us to death. Add to that, all of the Brittany Spears look a likes. Have journalism degrees been combined with cheer leader degrees?

We love their " on the scene reports" from the newsroom. LOL LOL

A struggling antique in t he CSRA. Local news at 6 in any other local is much different and much more informative. All of the personalities are not air brushed either.

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