While CBS, the most-watched broadcast network, is a desirable one, a stumbling block for Dish was modestly rated cable networks like Smithsonian, Pop and CBS Sports Network, which CBS Corp. had insisted on bundling with the Big 4 network. During the standoff, CBS stated that, although Dish had complained about the fees charged for cable networks, « at least one cable network paid more than double our offer, for well under half of the ratings. » Since July, Nexstar has been negotiating relentlessly and in good faith its attempt to secure a multi-year contract acceptable to both parties with Dish and offers Dish the same fair market terms it offers to other major distributors with whom it has entered into successful negotiations in 2019 and 2020, » nexstar said in a press release today. « Despite the fact that nearly $11 billion in revenue was generated in the first nine months of this year and that a multi-billion dollar acquisition of a mobile phone company has been completed, Dish has proposed rates that go well behind and are not only likely to pull local channels from Nexstar , but also to remove Nexstar`s cable network, WGN America, from its system. Nexstar stated that its current agreement with Dish was established in 2016 and allowed the satellite provider to « reap the benefit of payment significantly below market transfer fees. » At T and Tegna also failed to reach a new agreement on Tuesday, resulting in the loss of more than 60 channels on DirecTV, AT-T-verse and the television broadcast service AT-T. Dish Network Corp. said on Friday that it has secured a horse-drawn carriage agreement with CBS Corp. and the programmer`s stations on more than two million subscribers affected by a three-day blackout , which was affected by the National Football League game of the CBS League of Thanksgiving. In its statement, Nextstar also stated that Dish`s comments were « less credible » and that the television provider had a « long history of hostage-taking of its subscribers during negotiations with content providers. » As mentioned above, an OTA digital antenna gives you free access to network channels. They can be paired with a DVR to record shows, and they can be paired with certain streaming devices, making the transition from streaming services to live TV easier.