from KELO-TV/KCLO-TV website (Sioux Falls, SD market): Dear Dish Network Subscriber: Dish Network's contract with KELO-TV/KCLO-TV expires on December 10, 2008 at midnight. KELO-TV/KCLO-TV offered to extend the contract in an attempt to reach an agreement with DISH. The extension was not accepted by DISH. For the past several months our company has attempted to reach a new agreement with DISH Network. Unfortunately DISH Network has elected not to accept our proposal. We know that it is important to keep you informed, and, therefore, we want you to know the FACTS: DISH Network charges you a fee for KELO-TV KCLO-TV. We believe DISH should be willing to pay a small, but fair, portion of the fees you pay to DISH for the program content we provide to you. The fair compensation that we are asking for as part of our contract with DISH is less than a penny per day per subscriber. We believe that a penny per day per subscriber is a reasonable demand for our award winning news, sports, and entertainment programming. It is consider- ably less than the amount paid by DISH to less popular satellite/cable networks. DISH will likely contend that the increase we are asking in its fee is unreasonable. It is not. We have provided DISH with our signal at a very modest rate compared to what DISH pays other program services that are less popular. We are trying to prevent DISH from discriminating against our station. If you want DISH to continue to provide KELO-TV/KCLO-TV, please call DISH and let them know. We will continue to work diligently in the hope that DISH will complete an agreement for carriage of KELO-TV/KCLO-TV. i reside in a rural area, so, this becomes a pain in the YOU-KNOW-WHAT-----for a number of reasons. just hope something gets done.