TEGNA Statement on DISH Retransmission Negotiations

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) issued the following statement regarding DISH:

“TEGNA has worked hard over the course of months to reach a fair,
market-based carriage agreement with DISH, something we have
successfully done with hundreds of cable and satellite providers across
the country with no disruption of service. It is disappointing that we
have been unable to reach such an agreement with DISH to support our
ability to bring viewers high-quality news, sports, weather and
entertainment programming.

“While we remain hopeful that this will get resolved quickly, DISH
viewers should know our channels remain available on every other service
provider in their community as well as many over-the-top (OTT)
providers, who offer instant access when viewers sign up. As always, our
stations are also available for free over-the-air and viewers can watch
our newscasts live on our stations’ apps.”


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the
greater good of our communities. With 47 television stations and two
radio stations in 39 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and
information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of
top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third
of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50
million adults on-air and approximately 30 million across its digital
platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top
awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and
Emmy Awards. TEGNA also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions
for advertisers through TEGNA
Marketing Solutions
(TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps
businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions
that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top
(OTT) platforms, including Premion,
TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells
empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers
innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.