Dish backs free antennas campaign for local broadcasters

Thursday 18 August 2016 | 16:35 CET | News
Pay-TV provider Dish has endorsed broadcaster Sinclair's campaign to encourage consumers to adopt free-to-air TV services. Sinclair recently started with the National Association of Broadcasters, Antennas Direct and TVfreedom.org the 'Broadcast TV Liberation Tour' to hand out free antennas for over-the-air TV. Dish said the move makes sense as consumers are frustrated with the high retransmission fees for receiving local broadcast stations over pay-TV. The FTA services can also complement the emerging OTT services such as Dish's Sling TV. Dish said this "may drive a solution to the otherwise

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Companies: Dish Network
Countries: United States
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