Thousands miss opener due to TV dispute

Thousands miss opener due to TV dispute

Thousands miss opener due to TV dispute
ATLANTA -- Approximately 250,000 viewers in the Greater Metro Atlanta area were unable to watch Friday night's Braves home opener because of a dispute between Dish Network and Meredith Corporation.

Turner Broadcasting has assigned the negotiating rights to Peachtree TV to Meredith Corporation, which in turn serves as a third party that sells retransmission fees. They have not yet reached an agreement with Dish Network for Peachtree TV programming.

The Braves issued this statement:

"The Atlanta Braves are disappointed that our fans have been caught in the middle of the ongoing dispute between Dish TV and Meredith Corporation that affects our fans access to watch Braves games on Peachtree TV. Using our games as leverage is hurting Braves fans and we hope there will be a quick resolution to make it right for viewers."

Viewers who want to voice their opinion can call 404-327-3144.

Fans also have the option to watch Braves games on MLB.TV.