Here's a statement from the Cleveland stations: At WOIO and WUAB, we are committed to serving the community of Northeast Ohio with the very best local news and weather, great CBS programming and local community services. We also serve the local business community, providing a critical advertising platform for reaching their customers.
As you know, in order to be brought into the homes of our viewers, we need to reach agreements with the cable and satellite companies that serve our market. We are proud of the fact that we have agreements in place with every distributor in our area. Unfortunately we have been unable to reach an agreement with Dish Network .
For several months, WOIO and WUAB’s parent company, Raycom Media, has been working with Dish Network to resolve this issue, so that Dish Network may continue to lawfully provide our signal to their viewers. To date we have been unable to reach an agreement with Dish Network.
As a result of not having an agreement in place with Dish Network, WOIO and WUAB are currently not available to its customers. We understand this is frustrating for Dish Network customers and we share their frustration. We are committed to doing everything we can to resolve this issue with Dish Network.
In the meantime, we are undertaking an effort to inform customers of the situation using our website, PSAs on radio and in the local papers, as well as social media to make sure viewers know that they have choices . WOIO and WUAB are available on all the other TV providers in our area and we’re always available for free over the air.