INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — On March 9, 2020, Circle City Broadcasting and the National Associated of Black Owned Broadcasters filed a racial discrimination suit against DISH Network.
Circle City Broadcasting, the parent company of WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23, filed the federal suit in United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.
Circle City Broadcasting argues that DISH Network is offering “pennies on the dollar” compared to what was paid to the previous ownership group.
The suit maintains that the “only meaningful change” after the stations were purchased was “that the stations were now majority owned by an African American, DuJuan McCoy.”
Circle City Broadcasting is suing “for retransmission fees at a fair market rate, actual and punitive damages, interest, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs resulting from the intentional misconduct exhibited by Dish in its disingenuous “negotiations” with Circle City.”