DISH Refuses to Carry WHIO-TV Channel 7 Despite Court Ruling

Dayton Viewers Will Lose Live Access to Local and CBS Programming on DISH

Dayton, Ohio — (July 22, 2020) – WHIO-TV Channel 7, the local CBS affiliate found on Channel 7426 for DISH customers, today announced that despite prolonged negotiations and a recent court ruling in WHIO-TV favor, DISH has blacked out Channel 7.

“During these times of uncertainty, it is more important than ever that our viewers know their trusted local stations are there for them, providing entertainment and the news and information they need to make decisions for their families. Cox Media Group stations take pride in being resources for our communities, and we will fight to continue to fulfill this responsibility,” said Rob Rohr, WHIO-TV’s Vice President and General Manager.

If you are currently affected by DISH’s decision to deprive you of local programming or worried about what DISH will do next, remember that you can make your voice heard! Call DISH today at 1-800-333-3474 and urge them to engage with Cox Media Group in good faith to get your local programming back on their service as quickly as possible and prevent further blackouts. Your access to quality local programming is at stake.