BRIEF: DISH subscribers in Tri-Cities won?t get to watch Seahawks game
KENNEWICK, Jan 05, 2013 (Tri-City Herald (Kennewick - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
If you're a Seahawks fan in the Mid-Columbia who subscribes to DISH Network, you'd better make other plans to watch Sunday's game.
The NFC Wild Card match-up between Seattle and the Washington Redskins will be shown at 1:30 p.m. on FOX, but that station is currently blocked from DISH's lineup.
The FOX blackout began Nov. 26 when DISH Network and Northwest Broadcasting failed to reach a new contract agreement.
Northwest Broadcasting provides access to FOX for the Tri-Cities, Yakima and Walla Walla.
A DISH official said the satellite TV provider offered to air the playoff game to customers currently affected by the dispute, but Northwest Broadcasting didn't accept the offer.
"This is another clear sign that viewers are not a priority for Northwest," said Andrew LeCuyer, DISH vice president of programming. "The Seahawks' game is important to many of their viewers, but they are not willing to allow us to show it while we continue to try to reach a fair deal for our customers."
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