Tegna wants too much money and I have heard their sub channels are to be included in the contract. Crime, Qwest, and Twist are the three carried on our local KGW.
DISH does not have the space to carry subnets for each individual market (with local ads and any other local differences). If Tegna has a national channel they want carried and the price is good I am sure DISH would consider it.
I presume "Crime", "Quest" and "Twist" would be offered with national feeds just like the rest of the diginets are. I never thought Dish would carry individual diginets for each city.
Hopefully, Dish would carry the national feeds, but still include them in the local package in Tegna markets. (Either mapped down to virtual channel numbers in the local channel range, or simply included in the "locals" package but still only available on the national channel numbers.) This would be slightly different from the way that Dish carries the other diginet national feeds. (Although it is exactly the way that Dish used to carry ION, many years ago.) However, it would ensure that every local subscriber (even those without a high enough base package to receive the other diginets that Dish carries) in a Tegna market would be able to receive these feeds, without eating up any additional satellite space. (Other than the space needed to add a couple more national feeds, in addition to returning the previously-carried True Crime Network.) This may be what Tegna is asking for in these negotiations.Tegna does own those sub channels ... so they could distribute a national feed. They can pay for carriage or offer carriage at a reasonable price.