Question: Is Dish Network Losing Local Channels?

26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — DISH today reported that Fox Corporation blocked DISH and Sling TV customers’ access to its local channels in 17 markets across 23 states and the District of Columbia (the full list of affected stations can be viewed here).

Is Dish losing local channels?

For millions of Dish Network and Sling subscribers, local Fox channels went dark Thursday in 16 markets across 23 states along with select cable networks. The outage comes after the satellite and streaming service and Fox Corporation failed to reach a new agreement.

Why is Dish Network losing channels?

The Big 10 Network is among the channels affected.

Dish Network Corp. and Fox Corp. are battling over a new contract, and the dispute has resulted in consumers losing access to a number of cable channels and local stations carried by the satellite-television operator.

Why did dish remove local channels?

Fox said Dish elected to drop its networks in an effort to coerce it to agree to “outrageous” demands. “Fox is demanding a double-digit percentage rate increase for continued carriage of its local channels,” Dish said.

Is DISH Network going to get Fox back?

(Reuters) – U.S. satellite TV provider Dish Network Corp customers can again watch Fox Corp local channels like FS1 and FS2 after the companies agreed on a new multiyear contract, both said on Sunday. FS1 and FS2 channels are back on Dish’s Sling TV streaming service as well, Dish added.

Is Dish Network losing customers?

DISH Network (NASDAQ:DISH) is not immune to cord-cutting. The company has been losing subscribers for years, but unlike Comcast or Charter Communications, DISH doesn’t have a strong internet plan to offer fleeing customers — causing DISH to suffer greater financial losses compared to its peers.

What channels did Dish Network drop?

The blackout affects stations in 17 markets across 23 states and the District of Columbia. Subscribers to Dish and its Sling streaming services are also unable to receive Fox cable networks including FS1, FS2, Big Ten Network, Fox Soccer Plus and Fox Deportes. Fox News is under a separate distribution agreement.