If you watched any of the NFL on FOX Sunday, you may have caught this commercial imploring Dish customers to push the satellite carrier to keep Fox News in the lineup. FNC’s current deal with Dish expires this Saturday night at 11:59pmET.
“We are simply notifying our viewers about the possibility of not being able to access FOX News on their current satellite TV provider,” says Tim Carry, EVP of Distribution for Fox News.
This is the third Dish contract expiration to go public in the last two months. In October, Turner’s deal with Dish expired leaving 14 million Dish subscribers without CNN, HLN and other Turner networks. Service was restored Nov. 21 after a new deal was struck.
CBS pulled its programming from Dish Friday, Dec. 5. Both sides struck a deal 12 hours later, returning the network’s O&Os to the satellite service.