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FCC approves sales of three Syracuse TV stations

FCC approves sales of three Syracuse TV stations

SYRACUSE — Three local television stations will soon have new owners, after the Federal Communications Commission approved two separate deals which were initially announced in February. Barrington Broadcasting is selling all of its stations — including Syracuse’s NBC3 (WSTM-TV) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP) to Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner of Fox 68 (WSYT). But because FCC ownership…Continue Reading[More »]

UPDATE: Fox 68 and My43 Remain on Dish Network Lineups

UPDATE: Fox 68 and My43 Remain on Dish Network Lineups

SYRACUSE — Although Sinclair Broadcast Group and Dish Network failed to agree on a new “permanent” retransmission deal before the old one expired overnight, Fox 68 (WSYT) and My43 (WNYS) remain available on the satellite provider’s lineups.  The two sides have extended the old deal for two weeks as they continue to hash out a new contract.Continue Reading[More »]

Dish Network Loss of Fox 68 and My43 Imminent

Dish Network Loss of Fox 68 and My43 Imminent

UPDATED 8/16 – Blackout averted temporarily; click here for newer story.  SYRACUSE — As of Wednesday evening, management at Fox 68 (WSYT) and My43 (WNYS) say they’re pretty certain both channels will be pulled from Dish Network’s lineup at midnight tonight.  That’s when a contract allowing the satellite provider to retransmit the two channels will expire —…Continue Reading[More »]

No NFL Blackout Rule Changes for CNY

No NFL Blackout Rule Changes for CNY

SYRACUSE — For the first time in almost 40 years, the National Football League is relaxing its TV blackout policy. But Buffalo Bills fans in Syracuse and Utica won’t notice anything different: the Bills announced today that they won’t be exercising a new option to reduce the team’s “blackout threshold.”Continue Reading[More »]