KTRE coming to Dish Network

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - By Jeff Awtrey email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - KTRE-TV will soon be available to thousands of East Texans subscribing to Dish Network, station General Manager Pierre Cromartie announced Saturday.

Cromartie said KTRE entered an agreement with the satellite provider, one of two major satellite providers available in East Texas.

Due to FCC regulations, KLTV, a sister station which runs out of Tyler, is the only ABC affiliate which the satellite providers have to carry. But an agreement between Dish and the local TV station means KTRE will be available to all Dish subscribers in the Lufkin/Nacogdoches/Tyler/Longview market.

"We are very excited that we will soon be available on Dish," Cromartie told an audience at the Lufkin Juneteenth event.

An estimated date that KTRE will be available on Dish is not immediately known.

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