DISH Launches Rocky Mountain PBS in La Plata and Montezuma Counties
Brings Home-State Public Television Programming to Viewers in Southwestern Colorado

DURANGO, COLO., Feb 18, 2020 – DISH announced today that it has launched KRMA, Rocky Mountain PBS (RMPBS), to subscribers in La Plata and Montezuma Counties.

Following is a statement by Jeff Blum, DISH Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs:

“The launch of Rocky Mountain PBS to DISH subscribers in Southwestern Colorado was propelled by the efforts of Senator Bennet, Senator Gardner and Representative Tipton by bringing attention to the plight of ‘orphan counties,’ which receive television signals from a different state. The addition of RMPBS to the local lineup would not have been possible without the work of Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser who advocated on behalf of both viewers and the Colorado-based public television station. This launch is a positive first step in bringing home-state television to our subscribers in La Plata and Montezuma counties. Our priority at DISH remains to deliver the content our customers want, and we are working diligently with other Denver-based programmers to bring their channels to viewers in Southwestern Colorado.”

With this launch, DISH subscribers in the two counties can now enjoy programming centered on the people and places that enrich their home state, including Colorado Experience, Great Colorado Women and Arts District.

Local viewers can find KRMA on DISH channel 8.


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