Lack of agreement may knock channels off Dish Network

Dish Network may quit carrying WCHS TV8 and WVAH Fox 11. If no new retransmission agreement is reached between Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and Dish Network Corp. that is likely to happen at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. Dish said in a prepared statement that Sinclair has threatened to block Dish customers' access to their broadcasts "unless Dish accepts a massive price increase." Sinclair also issued a prepared statement, and said the company is negotiating with Dish on terms for a new agreement, but doubts one will be reached.