DISH loses local ABC affiliate in retransmission dispute

If you subscribe to DISH Network you won’t be able to see KRGV channel 5 on television.

The cable company and the owners of the station, the Manship family of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are reportedly in disagreement over retransmission consent agreement.

The blackout also impacts television viewers of WBRZ in Baton Rouge.

On its website, KRGV says it has reached an impasse in negotiating a renewal of the agreement that provides for carriage of the station on DISH Network’s satellite system. KRGV says as of 4 p.m. Friday afternoon its broadcast is no longer being carried by DISH.

The TV station says it had granted DISH multiple extensions in the hopes of coming up with a new deal.

In a news release, DISH says it is offering customers free over-the-air antennas.