Local Dish Network customers now have NBC programming back after a new multi-year retransmission consent agreement was reached between Dish and WRCB parent company Sarkes Tarzian.
"This new pact reflects the value of WRCB's local news, weather and sports, our popular syndicated programming, and NBC's award-winning news, sports and entertainment," Tom Tolar, president and general manager of WRCB, said in a prepared statement. "It also reflects Dish Network's value to WRCB as a distributor of Channel 3 programming to Dish's thousands of customers."
A Dish Network representative said in an email that the company is pleased to have reached and agreement and thankful for customer support during negotiations.
Local resident and Dish Network customer Dawn Skowronnek had been annoyed by the loss of programming and is happy about the agreement.
"I'm very glad that the stalemate is over," she said in an email. "Honestly, I appreciate Dish trying to protect my costs. However, none of us know what went on. I figured though, at some point, it would have to be resolved. Otherwise, a lose-lose for both companies involved."