April 26, 2021
KOMU 8 is available to continue negotiations and Dish Network remains silent. We remain committed to getting our channels back on Dish as soon as possible.
April 9, 2021
KOMU 8 remains available to continue negotiations with Dish Network; they have not responded as of April 9, 2021. Please contact Dish Network and request they respond to KOMU 8. Visit their website, Twitter or Facebook, or call 800-333-3474.
March 26, 2021
As of March 26, Dish Network has not responded to KOMU 8's most recent proposal. KOMU 8 remains committed to coming to an agreement as soon as possible.
March 12, 2021
KOMU 8 and Dish Network came to a temporary agreement to carry our NBC and CW streams in March of 2020, which expired on March 12, 2021. We offered to continue distribution on fair market terms and Dish declined. Similar to how it has with 236 other channels in recent months, Dish dropped our programming on Friday, March 12.
KOMU 8, a locally-owned, small-market TV station only requests that Dish Network, a multi-billion dollar corporation (with a net income of $773 million in Q4 of 2020), agrees to a fair agreement in line with what we agreed to with other providers. At no time have we demanded exorbitant fees. KOMU 8 remains committed to reaching a fair agreement.
It is more important now than ever that our viewers know their trusted, local station is there for them, providing the news and information they need to keep their families informed and safe. KOMU 8 remains devoted to reaching an agreement and restoring service on Dish Network.
Remember, KOMU 8 News is streaming on multiple platforms. You can stream live and past newscasts by downloading the KOMU 8 app on Android TV, Roku, Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV here.