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Dish vs. Mission Broadcasting: Is There Anything New?

Q. I sent you an e-mail awhile back about losing my Fox station on Dish. That was more than two months ago! Is there anything new in this blackout? Will it ever end? — Clara, Little Rock.  Clara, I didn’t forget you. Let me update the situation, which, unfortunately, has not really changed. Dish in January

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YouTube TV vs. Sinclair: When Will It End?

Q. I see that YouTube TV will pull the Fox regional sports channels tomorrow, Why are they doing this and do you think it will be a short situation or a lengthy one? — Miranda, San Diego.  Miranda, as you know, YouTube TV, the live streaming service, yesterday posted an announcement saying it will remove

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Sinclair ‘Confident’ Fox RSNs Will Return to Dish

Chris Ripley, CEO of Sinclair, which owns the 22 Fox regional sports networks, said this week that he’s “confident” that the sports nets will return to Dish. The channels were removed last July when Dish could not reach a new carriage pact with Disney, which then owned them. (Disney sold the Fox-branded group to Sinclair

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Dish vs. Fox Sports: Dish Chief Speaks Out!

Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen once said he didn’t think the Fox regional sports networks would ever come back to his company’s satellite TV service. But yesterday, Ergen seemed to hold the door open for their return, albeit just slightly. Both Dish and its live streaming service, Sling TV, lost 22 different Fox Sports regional channels

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Why Would Dish Merge With DIRECTV?

Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen today said a merger between his company and DIRECTV is “inevitable.” Speaking to financial analysts following Dish’s release of its fourth quarter report, Ergen noted that the pay TV industry has lost millions of subscribers in the last few years due to rising subscriber fees caused by escalating programming costs. “The

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Dish vs. Apollo Global: When Will It End?

Q. Do you expect Dish customers in Spokane to miss Super Bowl LIV, and do you expect this blackout to last for months? — Rachel, Spokane, Washington.  Rachel, as you know, on January 18, Dish lost 18 Apollo Global-owned local stations in 10 markets when the carriage agreement between the two companies expired. The stations

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Super Bowl In 4K: Everything You Need to Know

For the first time ever, the Super Bowl this year will be available in 4K, which promises a sharper and more vivid picture than we have ever seen. The news has 4K TV owners scrambling for more information so the TV Answer Man has compiled this guide that has everything you need to know. Which

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Dish Will Show Super Bowl In 4K

Dish, the nation’s second leading satellite TV service, has become the latest pay TV provider to announce it will offer Super Bowl 2020 in 4K. The satcaster now joins Comcast, Verizon, DIRECTV, Altice (Optimum) and the live streaming service, fuboTV, in announcing that they will air the Super Bowl in 4K Dish was expected to

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Will Dish Carry the Chicago Cubs Channel?

Q. I know that DIRECTV will carry the new Chicago Cubs channel, but what about Dish. I would like to see it on my lineup since they will have all the games. — Mark, Evanston, Illinois.  Mark, the new Marquee Sports Network, which will be the exclusive home to Chicago Cubs game broadcasts, launches on

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Dish Is Raising Prices In January 2020

Dish has begun alerting existing subscribers that prices on their programming packages will rise in January, the fourth major pay TV operator to announce that it’s hiking monthly video fees in 2020. In addition, Dish is introducing a regional sports channel fee in some markets. The fee ranges from $1 a month to $3 a

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