WTHR, the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis, and WBNS, the CBS affiliate in Columbus could both fall off of Dish Network next week.
Both station's have posted alerts at their web sites saying their current carriage deal with Dish expires on Monday, June 15, at 2 p.m. ET.
"We will continue to work toward an agreement with Dish and hope to resolve this situation as soon as possible," the warning states. "But we wanted to make you aware that Dish subscribers may not have access to our programming beginning at 2 p.m. on Monday."
Of course, the stations maintain that they are asking for a "fair market rate that is comparable to what Dish pays other broadcast groups" to carry their signals. By law, a TV provider can not carry a station without its permission.
Look for the station to reach a deal or briefly fall from Dish. Then look for them to reach an agreement where the terms of the deal will not be disclosed. Then in 6 months to a year, Dish subscribers will see their bill go up.
Because when fat cats fights, it's us the little guy that gets screwed, time and time again.
H/T TV Predictions