WNCN agreement with DISH expires - WRBL

WNCN agreement with DISH expires

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

WNCN, a Media General, Inc. NBC affiliate, announced Monday that its current retransmission consent contract with DISH expired Sept. 30 at midnight.

By law, DISH cannot carry certain local television stations owned, operated or serviced by Media General Inc. on its satellite system.

"Our highly-rated television station is an important asset to our local community and it is unfortunate that DISH does not recognize our fair market value," General Manager Douglas Hamilton said.

"Although we have successfully completed agreements with other cable and satellite operators, DISH has refused to reach a similar agreement."

Viewers can receive updates and register their support for WNCN by visiting www.dontdropWNCN.com.

Viewers may continue to watch their local news, lifestyle and sports programs, as well as top-rated prime time and syndicated programming, over-the-air via antenna or by switching to an alternative pay-TV service provider.

About WNCN

WNCN is an NBC affiliate licensed to serve Goldsboro, Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville and surrounding communities. Established in 1988, the station features a team of award-winning local journalists, providing daily newscasts over the air, as well as online at WNCN.com.

WNCN was the first to deliver local news at 4:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. to the market. WNCN also operates WNCN-DT2, known locally as "Antenna TV," which launched Aug. 1, 2011 and features classic television programs and favorite movies.

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