Media General today announced that in order to provide the company’s local television station viewers with important information about Tropical Storm Karen it has asked DISH Network to restore a number of its stations to the satellite service.
“Providing our viewers with important weather and safety information during storms is an integral part of our responsibility to our local communities,” said George L. Mahoney, president and chief executive of Media General. “We will continue to do everything we can to reach a fair resolution with DISH on our retransmission consent agreement that has expired and have our programming permanently restored to the DISH satellite system as soon as possible. We look forward to continuing the conversation with DISH.”
The following stations will be back on DISH for the specified periods of time:
Saturday, October 5 at 6:00 AM until Monday, October 7 at 12:01 AM
WJTV / Jackson, Miss.
WHLT / Hattiesburg, Miss.
WKRG / Mobile, Ala.
WVTM / Birmingham, Ala.
As is the case with all extreme weather events, Media General stations also keep people informed on their television station websites as well.
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