Dish Network Dispute Continues For Big Sports Weekend

dish network Dish Network Dispute Continues For Big Sports Weekend The ongoing fight over satellite TV rates is going to impact North Texas sports fans again this weekend.  Dish Network customers are no longer getting Fox Sports Southwest and several other channels, which means no Stars season opener tonight for nearly 500 thousand customers in the Dallas/Fort Worth market.  Dish Spokesman Marc Lumpmkin tells KRLD they are offering several free channels as a way to say sorry.[pullquote quote=”It’s time to move on and work with the distributors that do offer our services.” credit=”FOX”]

The Baylor-Tech game will also be blacked out unless there is a deal.  Lumpkin says negotiations will continue through the weekend.  Fox is asking Dish for a significant rate increase to continue to carry its channels.

Here’s the statement from FOX to KRLD News:

“While we respect DISH’s decision not to carry the Fox sports networks, FX and National Geographic Channel, we regret that they will no longer be available to DISH subscribers. But it’s time to move on and work with the distributors that do offer our services. DISH subscribers do have options because our networks are still available via every other television provider.”

  • SW

    greedy networks….

  • Coretta Jackson

    Boomer..Good weekend to watch sports.

  • LiquorInFrontPokerInRear

    Cable started out to watch stuff not on regular TV. Now it’s pay for this and pay for that. Money Money Money. I wish I could have mine tailord to suit my viewing likes and dislikes.

  • Carrie Eggleston

    Hey FOX, there is still radio and satellite radio that cover my games. I don’t need your channels to catch my sports. I’m sticking with DISH and radio. Life will go on without you.

  • Jerry Clayton

    I have Dish, it is their right to choose what packages they deliver to us the Customer, However as a customer, it is my
    right to Leave and not be responsible for the $195.00 fee for not holding up my agreement with them to retain therir service for two years. I have told Dish that it is they who broke our agreement when They advertised Foxs Sports as a part of my chosen package then made the decision not to make in available for the two year period of our agreement. Why want they get back with me. Who is the thief here?

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