It's been 3 years since the last carriage dispute. Tribune-owned stations were blacked out for several weeks, if memory serves. Round 2 may be just around the corner. from dishpromise.com: Tribune Broadcasting Co., the Owner of Your Local Station We have accepted Tribune Broadcasting Company’s offer to extend the agreement for their stations in order to continue to negotiate. We do not understand why Tribune is threatening to blackout their stations at this point. Periodically, DISH and its channel owners negotiate deals so that we may offer you high-quality content at a fair value. We are working to not only reach an agreement, but a long-term agreement for our customers.