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LIN Media's Current Retransmission Contract with DISH Network Expires Without New Agreement

DISH Discontinues Carriage of TV Stations; Negotiations Continue

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Mar 05, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- LIN Media (NYSE: TVL), a local multimedia company, today announced that an agreement could not be reached with DISH Network, L.L.C. ("DISH") prior to the current contract expiring on March 4, 2011 at Midnight (MST). As a result, DISH has discontinued carriage of the following television stations owned, operated, or serviced by LIN Media:

  • Albuquerque: KRQE-TV (CBS) and KASA-TV (FOX)
  • Austin: KXAN-TV (NBC) and KNVA-TV (CW)
  • Buffalo: WIVB-TV (CBS) and WNLO-TV (CW)
  • Columbus: WWHO-TV (CW)
  • Dayton: WDTN-TV (NBC), WBDT-TV (CW)
  • Ft. Wayne: WANE-TV (CBS)
  • Grand Rapids: WOOD-TV (NBC), WOTV-TV (ABC)
  • Green Bay: WLUK-TV (FOX)
  • Indianapolis: WISH-TV (CBS) and WNDY-TV (MyNetwork TV)
  • Lafayette: WLFI-TV (CBS)
  • Mobile: WALA-TV (FOX) and WFNA-TV (CW)
  • New Haven: WTNH-TV (ABC) and WCTX-TV (MyNetwork TV)
  • Norfolk: WAVY-TV (NBC) and WVBT-TV (FOX)
  • Providence: WPRI-TV (CBS) and WNAC-TV (FOX)
  • Springfield (Mass): WWLP-TV (NBC)
  • Terre Haute: WTHI-TV (CBS)
  • Toledo: WUPW-TV (FOX)

"We only want what is fair for our local stations, so that we can continue providing the premium news, sports, entertainment, and other local programming that is most important to viewers," said LIN Media's President and Chief Executive Officer Vincent L. Sadusky. "We will continue negotiating with DISH so we may reach an agreement."

About LIN Media

LIN Media, along with its subsidiaries, is a local multimedia company that owns, operates or services 32 network-affiliated broadcast television stations, interactive television station and niche web sites, and mobile platforms in 17 U.S. markets. LIN Media's online advertising business, RMM, leverages unique technology, new product innovation and customized interactive and mobile advertising solutions to deliver measurable results to local, regional and national clients.

LIN TV Corp. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TVL". Financial information about the company is available at www.linmedia.com.

SOURCE: LIN Media

LIN Media
Courtney Guertin, 401-457-9501
Corporate Communications Manager
courtney.guertin@linmedia.com



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