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Tribune Broadcasting and DISH reach agreement

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MOLINE, Illinois — Good news for WQAD viewers with DISH. Tribune Broadcasting and DISH Network announced Saturday, Sept. 3, a long-term, comprehensive agreement that will restore 42 local television stations in 33 markets including Tribune’s cable network, WGN America.

“We want to thank our viewers and customers for their patience and support as we worked through this lengthy process. We’re pleased to move forward and again be able to provide the content of Tribune’s local stations and WGN America for years to come,” the companies issued in a joint statement on Saturday.

Both WGN America and Tribune’s local stations are expected to be available to DISH customers as soon as Saturday evening.

Terms of this agreement were not disclosed.