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DISH pushes for NBC arbitration

DISH Network, currently embroiled in a carriage dispute with NBC Universal, has notified the Federal Communications Commission and its opponents that it wants to enter into arbitration to resolve the squabble.

The formal notice, made on March 18th, kicks off a mandated 10-day ‘cooling off’ period between the pair and has the added advantage of leaving NBC’s channels available to DISH subscribers while a resolution is attempted.

Following this 10-day period the two then have a further 5 days to formally discuss their problems. DISH says that because it has opted for arbitration then while the arbitration is on-going the NBC channels must stay available to DISH subscribers.

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