Dish gives free antennas to users hit by Tribune blackout

Monday 13 June 2016 | 10:50 CET | News
Dish is offering free over-the-air antennas to customers affected by a blackout from the Tribune Broadcasting company. Dish has accused Tribune of blacking out Dish customer access to 42 local channels in 33 markets across 34 states and the District of Columbia, in order to raise carriage rates and gain negotiating leverage for an unrelated cable channel, WGN America. Dish said it will continue to offer the antennas until the companies work out an agreement, so that customers in affected markets can watch Tribune's local broadcast channels for free, along with other channels.

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This has got to STOP!!!! We should Expect and Demand a reduction of our bill to compensate for local channels that we are being charged for and not receiving. It appears to me a class action lawsuit is in order
Wood Robert @ 1/12/2018 - 16:47

THis is ridiculous! Are we going to be compensated for this loss of service? If I chose to drop DISH you say I will be charged for the rest of the contract...YOU are the ones breaking the contract! I was promised local channels...not getting them for over a month now...still getting billed for local channels...your solution...go buy an expensive antenna...I am already paying for service you have discontinued and now you want me to spend more to get this antenna???? PLEASE! This needs to end and soon....
Colleen Niebel @ 27/9/2018 - 21:14

What a price we pay for such poor service. I intend to go with another provided.
Naomi Kronmiller @ 3/9/2018 - 22:31

How do I get a free antenna?
Sandra Sanders @ 11/4/2017 - 00:05

Enough Already!!! I am so sick of being held hostage by these people and others around the world. How can congress take your power away, you are a huge Co. Don't you have people to fight Congress? Now do you see what is going on in this world? I do agree with you something needs to be done, best you find the people that are at fault the Greedy S.O B's that are trying to make us pay more. Well I don't have any more deep pockets to pay more. Another tired American.!!
Joy Banks @ 3/3/2017 - 22:49

my friend that lives 25 miles away has cbs channels. her dis network is from a different area. how come?
JO JOHNSON @ 5/1/2017 - 20:15

They will tell you they are out of stock and don't no when they will get any in so BS
DeAnna davis @ 14/8/2016 - 04:12

Has anyone out there got a free antenna??????? From dish
mark olen @ 21/7/2016 - 03:37

dish sucks price keeps increasing and the customer gets less pure greed on both parts drop your prices to compensate for loss not customers fault
Anonymous @ 18/7/2016 - 01:01

you say to get free antenna, but don't say how or where to sign up.
Robert Johnson @ 16/6/2016 - 20:54

What type of antenna is this, settop, roof top or window sticker?
Bob Dee @ 16/6/2016 - 16:16

I would like a free antenna
James Woodfin @ 15/6/2016 - 23:18

Yes where do we get antenna fmassaro1966@gmail.com.
Francine Massaro @ 15/6/2016 - 02:06

You have to call Dish to get it.
Anonymous @ 14/6/2016 - 21:38

Your announcement about free antennas does not say How I obtain the free over the air antenna for blacked out channels?
Timothy Gienger @ 14/6/2016 - 20:58

How do we get this free antenna???
Mary Maloof @ 14/6/2016 - 17:00

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