A Better Mid-South: WMC on DISH

A Better Mid-South: Dish Network

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Editorial by WMC Action News 5 General Manager Tracey Rogers:

If you are a subscriber of DISH, you may be at risk of losing WMC Action News 5.  As you may know, our station has to reach agreements with the cable and satellite companies that bring our signal to your home.

Most of the time, these negotiations are handled quickly and behind the scenes with no interruption to your service. In fact, you rarely are aware of those negotiations, which in our view is how it should be. Unfortunately, to date, we have been unable to reach an agreement. You could lose our station and the news, weather, and sports that you and your family rely on.

That also means you could miss WMC Action News 5 newscasts, America's Got Talent and Dateline. Here at WMC Action News 5, we deeply value our relationship with you, our viewers in the Mid-South. We have been here for over 65 years, serving the community, supporting local charities, highlighting the issues and politics that affect us each day.

We hope that we are able to reach a fair agreement with DISH by Thursday, August 4 that will keep WMC Action News 5 on your system here in the Mid-South, and we promise to do all that we can to make that happen.

In the meantime, we will keep you updated. And please remember you always have choices: we are free over the air and available through other providers in our community. We are also available via our news and weather apps, mobile site and website for live streaming of our newscasts. Take a moment now to download our app on Google Play or Apple.

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