DISH announced today that it has launched the Denver-based network affiliates of ABC (KMGH) and FOX (KDVR) to subscribers in La Plata County. The move brings critical Colorado-based news to viewers in the county, helping them stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following is a statement by Jeff Blum, DISH SVP of Public Policy and Government Affairs:
“As the state confronts the COVID-19 crisis, DISH is pleased to offer subscribers in La Plata County access to Colorado-based news and information. Throughout the market modification process, we have appreciated the leadership of Senator Gardner, Senator Bennet, Representative Tipton, and Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser to advocate on behalf of their constituents, most recently by highlighting the importance of delivering state-based news to the region during this critical time. As always, DISH remains committed to serving the connectivity needs of our customers, and we will continue working diligently to deliver the channels our customers want at the right value.”
The Denver stations are available to La Plata County customers on the following DISH channels:
DISH continues to negotiate with the remaining Denver broadcasters, KCNC (CBS) and KUSA (NBC), to reach a long-term agreement. Currently, viewers in the county have access to these networks via the Albuquerque-based channels. Following a “market modification” proceeding to legally allow the carriage of Denver-based channels in La Plata County, DISH has been working with the station ownership groups to provide this programming to consumers.
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