Over a month ago now Fox Regional Sports Network (RSNs) went dark on Dish and Sling TV. This came as the networks were sold to Disney who has now sold the channels to Sinclair. Now after the month-long blackout, Sling TV has fully removed the channels from their channel guide and said it is unlikely they will once again add Fox RSNs.
Today Dish sent Cord Cutters News this statement about the future of Fox RSNs on Dish and Sling TV: “We are always willing to engage in proposals that are fair for our customers, but based upon Sinclair’s offer, we have not reached a deal to bring the FOX RSNs back to Sling customers. At this time, we believe it is unlikely that we will come to an agreement to restore this programming. The price that Sinclair is demanding for these channels is not a good economic deal for Sling TV or for our customers.”
Recently, during Dish’s 2nd quarter 2019 Dish earnings calls, Dish announced they are considering dropping Fox RSNs permanently. Dish said they offered a 30-day extension to their contract, implying that Fox RSNs rejected that offer. Dish pushed the idea of how costly Fox RSNs are and how few viewers really watch the Fox RSNs. Dish did acknowledge they do expect to lose subscribers but hope the ones who stay will get a price break. Hopefully, this means Sling TV and Dish customers could see a price cut.
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