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Dish/Fox Fight Affects Fox Sports Ohio

By admin Published: October 1, 2010

A Fox Sports Ohio rep sent out this email today (complete with quote from unidentified FSN rep):

At Midnight on September 30, DISH Network dropped FOX Sports Ohio and now Dish customers risk missing the special "Tip-Tober" programming surrounding the Cavaliers, as well as the start of the Blue Jackets and Cavaliers season later this month.

"Fox has been trying for months to reach a fair agreement, but Dish refuses to play ball," said FSN spokesman. "Our programming is among the most valuable Dish offers, and we're simply looking for a fair deal."

Fortunately, there are alternative providers in your market. Dish customers should visit www.getwhatipaidfor.com for more information.

Other reports says Fox yanked its services from Dish. Here's how the Los Angeles Times reported the situation:

In an increasingly contentious battle over price hikes, News Corp.'s Fox pulled several of its cable channels -- including 19 regional sports channels -- from satellite broadcaster Dish Networks early Friday morning.

The channels included in the blackout were FX, National Geographic Channel and such popular regional sports outlets as Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket, two channels that are scheduled to broadcast this weekend's season-ending games of the Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Fox broadcast network, local Fox television stations and the Fox News Channel were not part of the contract being negotiated, and remain available to Dish's 14.3 million customers.

Complete Times story is here. You can also find an Associated Press story here.

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