Scripps did not specify what that means today or published the terms of the new agreement. But the chain said its channels have returned to Dish`s lineup. LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – E. W. Scripps Company has reached an agreement with DISH Network, according to a tweet from the Official Scripps-Twitter account. The dispute involved 60 stations and the agreement will take place for a football season ceremony. In July, DISH Network blocked LEX 18 after the satellite provider and The E.W. Scripps Company failed to reach an agreement.
“Without a deal, Dish subscribers are now missing out on our channels` major news, weather and entertainment programs,” said Brian Lawlor, president of Local Media at Scripps. “Dish`s refusal to negotiate a fair deal prevents its customers from accessing urgent news during a global pandemic, a period of social unrest, an active political year and a bad weather season for many parts of our country.” CINCINNATI, Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) has signed a new retransmission agreement with The Dish Network and has now successfully closed its three major cable and satellite distribution contracts for 2020. “Scripps is a fair and reasonable negotiator. This remains the only time in Scripps` history that we are at an impasse over a distribution agreement,” the channel said. We apologize for the interruption of service and thank you for your loyalty and patience during this time,” Scripps said in a statement posted on his channels` websites.