Journal Broadcast Group is threatening to yank its local stations from DISH Network after the two sides couldn't come to an agreement on a contract. Journal owns WGBA (NBC26) and operates WACY (MyNetworkTV channel 32). Both would apparently be affected by a blackout.
Journal is seeking what it calls a "modest increase" in compensation, and possibly an attempt to gain carriage for its subchannel stations like THISCOOLTV. DISH has apparently rebuffed such a proposal.
Journal has already launched its own "informational" website, www.jbganswers.com.