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Due to impasse in negotiations with DISH Network, KSL has now gone dark on DISH Network. After months of negotiation, we failed to reach an agreement. We have offered the same fair market rates that Dish already pays other local stations in the Salt Lake DMA and DISH has refused our repeated offers.

This means you are missing the top rated newscasts on KSL and favorite NBC programming. With the highly anticipated NFL playoffs just around the corner, we are hoping for a quick resolution.

Our goal was to reach an agreement so we can continue to serve our local communities, and worked diligently to come to an agreement before a blackout occurred. We have been successful in these negotiations with every one of our other cable and satellite distributors, but DISH refuses to reach an agreement based on fair-market value.

As always, KSL is available for free over the air with an antenna. You can also catch KSL local programming live and on-demand with the new KSL 5 App now available on Roku and 4th Generation Apple TV.

Call DISH Network today at (800) 333-3474 and tell them you want KSL 5 TV on DISH Network.

We appreciate your continued support and value your viewership on KSL 5 TV.

What are your options?

  • Contact DISH Network at 1-800-333-DISH (3474) and let them know that you want them to keep KSL 5 TV.
  • Access KSL 5 TV for FREE over the air using an antenna or on our new KSL App available on Roku and 4th Generation Apple TV.
  • Additionally, there are other great companies that provide KSL 5 TV in our area:
    • Comcast
    • DIRECTV
    • Google Fiber
  • If you have additional questions or comments, please email us at community@ksl.com.

What is retransmission?

From the FCC: The Communications Act requires that a television station give its consent to a cable system or other multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) to carry its broadcast signal.

Television stations and cable systems, as well as satellite carriers, negotiate for this “retransmission consent” and money or other consideration is generally exchanged between the parties in these private negotiations. If the parties do not produce an agreement in time, they may decide to extend the existing agreement, which means they would continue to carry the stations during their negotiations. If they do not reach an agreement, then the cable system or other MVPD must stop offering the stations to their subscribers.

https://www.fcc.gov/media/policy/retransmission-consent

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