Fox RSNs & YES Network Could Disappear From Sling TV & Dish Network Tomorrow
FX, Nat Geo, Fox, Fox News, FS1 deals also expiring
After this weekend saw CBS dropped by DIRECTV NOW nationally and in 17 markets on DirecTV, now it appears that Sling TV and Dish Network may see Fox Regional Sports Networks — including YES Network dropped from the service starting tomorrow.
Sling TV and Dish also has expiring deals with other channels now owned by Disney including FX and National Geographic. The channels that remained with Fox Corp. like Fox, Fox News, Fox Business Network and FS1 are also up for renewal.
In a statement by Fox Regional Sports on their website:
Beginning Monday, July 22, DISH and Sling will no longer carry the FOX Sports Regional Networks, meaning you will miss the regional broadcasts of your favorite hometown teams and games.
The contract that made FOX Sports Regional Networks part of your DISH and Sling packages is about to expire. The FOX Sports Regional Networks are working to avoid this outcome, but have not been successful to date. DISH’s decision to drop these channels could result in you losing the nightly broadcasts of your favorite hometown MLB, NBA and NHL teams as well as other regional programming.
The channels which were acquired by Sinclair Broadcast Group by Disney, after netting them as part of their deal for 21st Century Fox, will not officially be completed for a few weeks. Currently, the channels are managed by a separate group that is handling the carriage negotiations.
FOX Regional Sports Networks broadcasts local telecasts of 14 MLB teams, 17 NBA teams and 13 NHL teams. The channels are available as part of Sling Blue package for $25 a month. While there are other services like Hulu Live TV ($45), PlayStation Vue ($55), fuboTV ($55), YouTube TV ($50) — most are double the price of Sling.
Fox Sports Arizona
Fox Sports Carolinas
Fox Sports Detroit
Fox Sports Florida
Fox Sports Indiana
Fox Sports Kansas City
Fox Sports Midwest
Fox Sports New Orleans
Fox Sports North
Fox Sports Ohio
Fox Sports Oklahoma
Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Fox Sports San Diego
Fox Sports South
Fox Sports Southeast
Fox Sports Southwest
Fox Sports Sun
Fox Sports Tennessee
Fox Sports West
Fox Sports Wisconsin
In November, HBO and Cinemax were removed from Sling & Dish in a dispute with AT&T — and have not returned. Just last week, Meredith-owned locals were dropped by Dish.