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WFLA-TV, DISH Network reach agreement


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Local DISH Network customers will be again able to watch WFLA News Channel 8 after the two sides came to a deal ending a dispute that lasted more than a month., according to a news release.

The Tampa NBC affiliate went off DISH’s lineup on Oct. 1 as negotiations failed on a new carriage agreement with Media General, the station’s parent company.

The agreement also covers stations in Media General’s 16 other markets, according to the release.

The dispute also blocked Me TV, aired on WFLA’s digital channel, which offers reruns of classic television shows.

WFLA-TV and Me TV remained available for free through over-the-air antennas.

In October 2012, Virginia-based Media General sold The Tampa Tribune and TBO.com to the Los Angeles-based Revolution Capital Group, which is operating them as a locally based company called the Tampa Media Group.

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