Contract Dispute May Make Some Dish Subscribers Quite Unhappy
On behalf of The Law Office of Lynnette Ariathurai, A Professional Corporation posted in Contract Disputes on Thursday, December 7, 2017.
CBS has been a major television network in California and throughout the nation for a very long time, with the broadcast network dating as far back as 1941. In one eastern city, viewers recently learned that they were at risk for losing their CBS affiliate on the Dish Network. The situation involves a contract dispute between CBS and Dish that has many interested parties on edge.
Dish says it was sincerely hoping to resolve the contract dispute while there was still time. A spokesperson for the company said administrators are mystified as to why CBS would call upon its viewers to become entangled in its negotiations. This comment came after someone started a campaign by posting links that subscribers could access to express their desires to keep CBS on Dish.
Some say by doing so CBS was hoping to tip the scales of negotiation in its own favor. This is not the first disagreement of its kind involving Dish. Another dispute between DISH and a different TV network affected 26 viewing markets when certain local stations went dark for more than a month.
CBS would still be viewable to subscribers of other cable and satellite providers regardless of the outcome of its disagreement with Dish. Contract disputes like this one can often be prevented at the start by acting alongside experienced legal representation during the negotiation process. In California, a business and commercial law attorney is prepared to act in the best interests of a client regarding similar issues, and can help parties work together to achieve amicable compromises.