Dish Network contract dispute resolved; WDEF to stay on the air

Dish Network contract dispute resolved; WDEF to stay on the air

October 4th, 2013 by Shelly Bradbury in Local - Breaking News

Three Dish Network satellite dishes sit atop an apartment house.

Photo by Associated Press/Times Free Press.

Dish Network subscribers can breathe a sigh of relief: the Georgia-Tennessee football game will be available on Saturday.

Morris Network and Dish Network have resolved a contract dispute that threatened to cut off Dish subscribers from WDEF-TV, the local CBS affiliate, Morris Network president Dean Hinson said.

"We've resolved the situation and there will be no interruption to service with Dish," he said. "There will be football this weekend if you're on Dish Network."

The companies are still waiting on official signed copies of the contract, he added, since the deal was struck late last night. He declined to reveal the details of the deal.

The deadline to resolve the dispute was today at 7 p.m.