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Dish says Nexstar hikes carrier fee to over USD 1 bln, threatening major TV blackout

Friday 27 November 2020 | 09:34 CET | News
Dish Network said Nexstar Media Group, the largest local broadcast station owner in the US, is asking for more than USD 1 billion in fees for its TV channels. The company did not say how much it had paid before for the channels, saying only that it was a price jump. With the move, Dish said Nexstar is threatening to black out Dish customer access to 164 local channels in 120 markets across 42 states and the District of Columbia. "This action by Nexstar would result in consumers being blacked out from the highest number of local broadcast stations in the nation's TV history," Dish noted. 

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