WJBF scorches Dish's lies and serves up a truth about their disputes over OTA stations
AUGUSTA, GA — Dish Network can't say they didn't see this coming.
After nearly two weeks that were dominated by Dish Network attempting to obfuscate Clear Channel Augusta listeners over a dispute that resulted in no more Aiken Skycams, no more Kris Allred and no more of your favorite television shows on Media General stations on the satellite company, WJBF-DT struck back in a big way on Monday.
WJBF, the lone ABC affiliate in the Media General fold, aired an ad that blows the lid off what has been a history of disputes between over-the-air stations and Dish Network.
In the ad, WJBF mentions that Dish Network has caused disruptions in nearly half of the nation's 210 television markets in the past two years, including in the 18 media markets currently affected by Dish's dispute with Media General -- this includes the Augusta, Charleston, Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson-Asheville and Savannah markets. Sixty-one markets were affected by blackouts from Dish so far in 2013.
Also noted in the ad: the pay rate for OTA stations are much smaller than it is for the least popular cable stations, such as The Weather Channel.
Dish started something they can't finish. Now, WJBF is making a call to arms for people to dump Dish.
[WJBF-DT News Channel 6]
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