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Fox News Urges Viewers To Cancel Dish Network Subscription Amid Fee Dispute


Dish dropped Fox News Channel and Fox Business last night around midnight before negotiations even ended, breaching contract according to Fox News – viewer response has been intense and they are irate with the decision by Dish. Fox News, the most popular cable news network in the U.S.A, is urging viewers to cancel their Dish Network Corp. (DISH:US) subscriptions amid the dispute.

The news network launched a website, keepfoxnews.com, that allows visitors to find other pay-TV operators in their area, by typing in their zip code

Fox News Urges Viewers To Cancel Dish Network Subscription Amid Fee Dispute.

Below is a statement which Fox News sent to ValueWalk regarding the dispute.

“It is disappointing that, after nearly two decades without a blackout, FOX News Channel has been blocked by DISH Network. We care deeply about our viewers and hope that they will regain access to the number one cable news channel soon. We will continue to work around the clock to reach an agreement with DISH, as we have done with every other pay-TV provider for 18 years. This is the third time in as many months that DISH customers have suffered through a blackout due to DISH’s intransigence. DISH’s record speaks for itself, and makes its rhetoric about ‘reasonable’ agreements ring hollow.”

“Fox News Channel did not disconnect Dish, rather, Dish prematurely ceased distribution of Fox News in an attempt to intimidate and sway our negotiations. It is unfortunate that the millions of Fox News viewers on Dish were used as pawns by their provider. Hopefully they will vote with their hard earned money and seek another one of our other valued distributors immediately.”

Tim Carry
Executive Vice President, Distribution
FOX News Channel and FOX Business Network

 

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  • Jerry

    Just go to Fox News on the Internet and skip all the entertainment that passes for news. You certainly won’t get “news” from the other cable networks like CNN, HLN, MSNBC, etc. I’ll miss “The Five”, Neil, Brett, etc, but I can do without them for a while as their bosses quibble over the contract with Dish. But, I’ll not leave Dish!

  • Bob A

    If you do not like Fox News and Fox Business then do not watch them…But do not be an AH and tell me not to watch them. You go your way and I will go mine. A Loyal FB watcher.

  • Dan Danner

    You gleaned that from what I said?? Can you tell me where you obtained the crystal ball that enables aura of smugness +2? Honestly, I respect your freedom of speech, as well as the ability to express it. ????

  • Whirled Peas

    You’re adorable. Dense, but adorable.

  • Dan Danner

    I bet you get your news from comedy central and SNL don’t you.. If the other networks were so great, why does their Neilson ratings suck? Someone has to report about El Presidente’s golf tour.

  • Whirled Peas

    That’s hilarious. The only “news” Fox broadcasts is at 3pm with Shep Smith. The other 23 hours a day it’s the We Hate Obama Channel. Nothing lost here.