D-backs Blacked out on DISH Network
Fox and DISH Network failed to reach a deal by midnight that would have kept Fox channels from being suspended on DISH. Thus, Fox channels — including FOX Sports Arizona — will be blacked out until the issue is resolved. From the New York Times:
The subscribers are caught in the middle of a dispute between Dish and the News Corporation over the fees that are paid to carry the channels.
The two companies can’t even agree about what happened at the stroke of midnight Friday morning, when the channels vanished from Dish’s system. In dueling statements, Fox Networks claimed that Dish “decided to no longer carry Fox Networks cable programming,” while Dish claimed that Fox Networks was “blocking” access to the channels.
Dish Network says it has about 14 million subscribers.
Threats of losing access to popular channels are now commonplace when companies negotiate new TV contracts.
DISH subscribers looking for more information on that situation should visit www.GetWhatIPaidFor.com or call 1.877.99.I.PAID