In yet another episode of retrans
musical chairs, Young Broadcasting Inc. has yanked its 13 stations from DISH Networks
satellites, demanding what is (depending on who you listen to) either a "small but fair" compensation or an excessive rate increase to continue distributing its broadcasts. No matter who you blame, the result is the same, with all the stations marked in the image above no longer available via satellite until a new agreement is reached. DISH Networks has some experience dealing with this, having worked out a deal with LIN TV
earlier in the year, but judging from Young Broadcasting's straight-out-of-1995 website
, they probably need whatever cash they can get.
[Picture via Jason Crandall
, thanks J]