Dish appeals to FCC in Media General fight

info@islandpacket.comOctober 18, 2013 

Dish Network formally appealed to the Federal Communications Commission to intervene in its feud with Media General, the parent company of WSAV Channel 3 in Savannah, charging that the broadcaster has failed to negotiate in good faith.

In the complaint filed Friday, Dish asked that the FCC immediately require Media General to negotiate. Among other things, the satellite-provider alleges that Media General failed to respond for 11 days to Dish's last pre-blackout offer.

WSAV's signal went dark for Lowcountry Dish subscribers on Oct. 1 when Media General and the provider failed to sign a new contract.

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