Is it really a four-fold increase Raycom wants? It may be, says Harned

UPDATE, 4:35 p.m.: From Adam Frary at WAVE 3 comes this comment about Harned's Facebook post: "That number is only an example. We don't know the exact numbers and probably won't. It's just to illustrate how misleading percentages can be and how that can be spun." Thanks for the clarification, Adam!

14WFIE, KFVS12 and WAVE 3 remain unavailable to Dish Network customers in our region this Friday afternoon, and there has been some question about how much more money the stations' owner, Raycom Media, wants from the satellite company for the rights to carry its stations.

While we will never have an exact dollar amount - companies just don't share that info - Dish has claimed the increase sought by Raycom is four times the amount previously paid.

Until this afternoon, Raycom's stations have denied that.

But just a short while ago, WAVE 3 chief meteorologist Kevin Harned may have confirmed that's exactly what his station's parent company is after. You be the judge:

Let's hear your thoughts on the topic!

Comments

Anonymous said…
Hey Jake, it's Adam at WAVE 3 News, formerly 14NEWS. That number is only an example. We don't know the exact numbers and probably won't. It's just to illustrate how misleading percentages can be and how that can be spun.
Jacob Newkirk said…
Thanks, Adam. I appreciate the clarification!
Anonymous said…
I'm not sure whether it matters what the number is - $0.01, $0.10 or $0.60, a 4x increase is uncalled for.
JW said…
Right. And $0.40 per month (if that is the proposed number; it seems low to me) times every DISH customer in Louisville is a LOT of dollars for Raycom -- probably between 500k and one million dollars.

Much more if you add in all the other Raycom stations.

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