Dish signs retrans renewal with Nexstar, avoids blackout of 60 channels

Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) inked its second significant broadcast retransmission renewal in less than a week, announcing a deal Wednesday with Nexstar Broadcasting Group.

The agreement covers 60 stations in 46 markets, featuring the gamut of ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CW, Telemundo and MyNetworkTV affiliations. The deal came after Nexstar granted the satellite service three extensions.  

It has been a hectic negotiating period for Dish, with arduous talks with CBS Corp. culminating last week in a short blackout of CBS-owned stations, as well as Showtime, before a long-term deal was announced.

Dish is currently working under extended agreements with Turner Networks and Comcast regional sports networks, pending new long term deals.

For more:
- read this Nexstar press release

Related links:
More midnight oil burning for Dish: Nexstar sets 12 a.m. deal deadline
CBS keeps channels on Dish as negotiations continue
CBS to Dish: No more extensions, you have until Thursday
Dish avoids Comcast RSN blackout, but another CBS extension is still pending
CBS and Dish still talking, sign another extension agreement
CBS gives 'short term extension' to Dish; satellite operator now in showdown with Comcast Sports, too

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