News of Note—Dish, Sling, Tegna, ABC and more

news of note

> Dish Network said it could lose access to ABC affiliate WLNE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island, because of a retrans negotiating impasse with station owner Citadel Communications. TV Predictions story

> Sling TV will provide pay-per-view access to the highly anticipated Mayweather-vs.-McGregor fight on August 26. Press release

> With the nation in the grips of solar eclipse fever, Tegna is teaming with The Weather Channel’s digital properties to provide nationwide coverage of the event on August 21. FierceBroadcasting story


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> ABC network has signed on for Nielsen's national out-of-home reporting service, giving ABC data and ratings for all content aired on the network live plus 7 days of time-shifted viewing. FierceBroadcasting story

> YouTube is building out its executive team for original programming hub YouTube Red by bringing on two veteran execs from WGN America and Fox Broadcasting. FierceOnlineVideo story

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