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Fox Reaches New Deal with Dish Bringing Fox, FS1, FS2, & Others Back to Sling TV & Dish Network

Jason Gurwin

After a nearly 10 day carriage dispute, between Fox and Dish Network — the two sides have reached a deal. This means Fox owned-and-operated locals, FS1, FS2 that were dropped by Sling TV have now been re-added to the service. Those with Dish will also see Big Ten Network, Fox Deportes, Fox Soccer Plus return to their line-up.

Since Fox Regional Sports Networks are now owned by Sinclair, those channels still remain dark on both Dish Network and Sling TV.

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Fox Sports 1--
Fox Sports 2$80--^ $10
Big Ten Network$80---
FOX Deportes------
Fox Soccer Plus-^ $6----^ $15

In a statement, Fox said, “We are pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with DISH and Sling, and they are immediately restoring their subscribers’ access to the FOX networks and television stations. We are grateful to our viewers for their patience during this disruption.”

In their own statement, Dish shared, “We appreciate our customers’ patience as we worked to reach a long-term agreement that restores the Fox networks and local broadcast stations.”

While not all Fox stations were affected by the blackout, since it impacted Fox owned-and-operated locals — it involved most major markets.

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KDFW (Fox)--
KMSP (Fox)--
KRIV (Fox)--
KSAZ (Fox)--
KTBC (Fox)--
KTTV (Fox)--
KTVU (Fox)--
WAGA (Fox)--
WFLD (Fox)--
WJBK (Fox)--
WJZY (Fox)--
WNYW (Fox)--
WOFL (Fox)--
WOGX (Fox)--
WTTG (Fox)--
WTVT (Fox)--
WTXF (Fox)--

It has been a year filled with carriage disputes for Dish and Sling.

Last June, Dish and Sling TV lost Univision, UniMás, and El Rey in a carriage dispute. After a 9 month holdout, the the channels returned to Dish, but not to streamer Sling TV.

In November, HBO and Cinemax were removed from Sling & Dish in a dispute with AT&T — and have not returned. And in July, both Meredith-owned locals were dropped and Fox Regional Sports Networks were dropped by Dish. In both cases, the channels have not yet returned — and for Fox RSNs, according to Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen, “It doesn’t look good that the Regional Sports will be on Dish again.