A dispute between a local company and a satellite TV provider is getting more turbulent.
Dish Network Tuesday dispatched a plane to circle downtown Richmond, towing a banner that blasted Media General, which is headquartered at 333 E. Franklin St. “Media General, give me my TV!” the banner read.
It’s the latest public stunt in an ongoing feud over programming rates. Dish Network in recent weeks hit the streets with mobile billboards decrying Media General demands for higher rates to carry its TV stations.
Media General owns 18 television stations, mostly throughout the Southeast, and the two companies have been trading barbs for months. The dispute has left Dish customers in some markets without access to certain Media General-owned channels.
The companies reached a temporary agreement last week when Media General asked Dish to temporarily carry its stations in markets that needed access to hurricane coverage.
what are u doing media general im outraged u cut my local channel out so u can be greedy GIVE DISH AN THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THEIR TV IM DISABLED WITH 2 PARENTS IN WHEELCHAIRS WHO LOVE TO WATCH THIS CHANNEL WHY SHOULD U GET MORE MONEY FOR A CHANNEL THAT IS FREE AIR TIME AND WE CAN GET ANTENNAS TO WATCH IT U ARE LIKE MOST RICH PEOPLE U WANT MORE MONEY SO U AND YOUR HIGH SOCIETY CAN GO AND WINE AN DINE IN STYLE DO US A FAVOR AND COME TO AN AGREEMENT ONE U ARE GIVING TO… Read more »