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No deal: KPLC-TV pulled from Dish

Last Modified: Friday, August 02, 2013 10:34 AM

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Due to ongoing negotiations in rate fees, Dish Network customers in Lake Charles no longer have access to KPLC-TV.

Dish Network said that despite its efforts to negotiate a new deal with KPLC owner Raycom Media, customers in Lake Charles lost the NBC channel at midnight Aug. 1 when the Montgomery, Ala.-based broadcaster blocked access.

Dish representatives say Raycom is demanding a fourfold increase in payments over their previous deal.

“We are ready to listen to a fair proposal from Raycom to bring this impasse to a swift end,” Sruta Vootukuru, Dish director of programming, said in a news release.

“Unfortunately, the broadcaster has not been willing to pursue an agreement that would have avoided this disruption of service to our customers and the Raycom viewers. Dish has offered to pay Raycom the same rates as our primary competitors; yet Raycom has stalled negotiations, refusing to accept that fair offer.”

Posted By: Kay On: 8/3/2013

Title: Kplc tv sucks anyway

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Posted By: Dish Customer On: 8/2/2013

Title: KPLC Shake Down

Its terrible that KPLC (Raycom) is trying to shakedown Dish with a 4 fold increase. It's the start of hurricane season! Why must they charge so much for something they give a way for FREE over the air.

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