Dish Network and FOX Networks reach comprehensive agreement !
After what happened in October between Dish Network and Fox Networks, the 14
million-plus Dish Network customers were afraid they would no longer be able to receive FX, National Geographic,
and their Regional Sports Networks channels. All of this has been resolved....
“After prolonged negotiations to reach a fair deal, we’re pleased to enter into a long term
agreement with Fox and to assure our customers that they can continue to enjoy these channels,” said Dave Shull,
Senior Vice President of Programming for DISH Network. “We thank our customers, our retail and channel partners,
and our employees for their support through these negotiations, which we believe resulted in a fair deal that
reinforces DISH Network's position as the best value in television.”
"I want to thank our partners at DISH Network who worked tirelessly to help us reach a
successful conclusion,” said Mike Hopkins, President, Fox Networks Affiliate Sales and Marketing. “This
agreement provides a strategic partnership between Fox and DISH to bring the best programming to DISH
The agreement ensures that DISH Network viewers will continue to have access to Fox’s live
national and regional coverage of major sporting events including Major League Baseball’s World Series, the NFL
on FOX, the NBA, the NHL, college football and basketball, as well as popular entertainment programming on FOX,
such as Glee, House, and The Simpsons; Sons of Anarchy and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on FX; and the
Border Wars and the upcoming Great Migrations on National Geographic Channel.
DISH Network will continue to provide programming from the local Fox and MyNet television stations in the following
markets: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore (MyNet 24 only), Boston, Chicago, Cleveland/Akron, Dallas, Denver, Detroit,
Gainesville (FL), Greensboro/Winston-Salem, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Memphis, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, New
York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, Tampa, and Washington D.C.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.