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Fox News May Disappear from Dish

FNCdishIf 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.

Nearly 20,000 people called the 800 number and more than 75,000 went to the website after the ad aired during yesterday’s NFL games. The ad is also airing on FOX O&Os today.

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.

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Fox News Channel Inks New Carriage Agreement With Cablevision

First on TVNewser: Fox News Channel and Cablevision have inked a new, multi-year carriage agreement. The deal ensures that the news channel will remain in the cable company’s nearly three-million homes around the New York metropolitan area for the foreseeable future.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but on earnings calls over the last few quarters News Corp. COO Chase Carey has said he expects to maximize affiliate fees for FNC, comparing the network to ESPN in terms of whether it is a “must-carry” channel.

“We are pleased to have worked with Cablevision to reach a fair agreement that allows us to continue our partnership providing FOX News Channel programming to Cablevision customers,” said Tim Carry, vice president of affiliate relations for FNC, in a statement

The network was believed to be seeking carriage fees as high as $1.25 per subscriber per month. SNL Kagan estimates that the channel currently receives an average of $0.58 per subscriber per month, though those figures are often on the conservative side.

More information in the release, after the jump.

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