The local ABC affiliate has been off DISH since last week.

Last Friday, negotiations between Hearst Television owned WMTW and DISH Network came to a standstill. The two companies were unable to agree on terms, and as a result, DISH customers are unable to watch WMTW through the service.

This isn't the first time this has happened. As recently as January 1st, there was a similar situation with WMTW and DirecTV.

Despite this minor inconvenience, you can still watch WMTW, even if you're a DISH subscriber. Channel 8 streams all of their newscasts live at it's website, wmtw.com.

Also, you can buy an antenna. I have one that I bought a while ago for about 30 bucks at Best Buy. I use it to watch all of the networks, in HD, for FREE!

Read the story from WMTW here