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Dish Signs Short-Term Carriage Extension With Turner Broadcasting

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 21 / 14

Dish Network and Turner Broadcasting signed a short-term carriage extension that runs through the first quarter of '15. The deal includes TBS and TNT, whose deals with the satellite provider expire in early December. The deal also returns several Turner networks to Dish Network, which were dropped i...

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