DISH Network ends battle with Fox News; reaches a deal

 

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Fox News channel is going back on DISH Network after a multi-year deal was hammered out between the two.

The satellite-TV service shut out 14 million subscribers from watching the channel during a 3-week disagreement that hardly went unnoticed by the national public.

Two of the heaviest hitters on Fox News’ line-up, Megyn Kelly and Bill O’Reilly, participated in an ad released last week that slammed DISH for “censoring” the news. The ad told viewers to drop DISH and switch to another provider.

Fox News released the following:

DISH and FOX News Reach Content Carriage Agreement

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. and NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2015 – DISH Network L.L.C. and FOX News Network, L.L.C. announced today that they have reached a multi-year agreement for carriage of FOX News Channel and FOX Business Network. These channels are now available to DISH customers with qualifying programming packages.

Tim Carry, FOX News and FOX Business executive vice president of distribution, and Warren Schlichting, DISH senior vice president of programming jointly stated:

“We thank the viewers of FOX News and FOX Business and DISH customers for their patience throughout this process.”
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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