Another television programming dispute has arisen, this time between Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns Lexington's Fox affiliate, and Dish Network.
The companies are negotiating over a soon-to-expire agreement that allows the satellite TV provider to carry programming from 70 television stations that Sinclair provides service to or owns, including Lexington's WDKY (Channel 56).
The agreement expires at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, and both sides are suggesting a deal might not be reached in time and the stations will be pulled from Dish Network.
These contracts set the fees that cable and satellite TV providers pay broadcast stations to include their signals in channel lineups. A recent dust-up saw DirecTV customers lose access to Viacom channels for several days.