Fox News and Dish Network Strike New Deal

Fox News and Fox Business now back on Dish after three-week blackout

Fox News and Dish Network have reached an agreement to end a three-week carriage blackout, the two companies announced Thursday.

Tim Carry, Fox News/Fox Business’ distribution executive VP, and Warren Schlichting, Dish senior VP of programming, issued a joint statement:

“We thank the viewers of FOX News and FOX Business and DISH customers for their patience throughout this process.”

Fox News upped the temperature on their campaign to end the blackout this past weekend, running an ad featuring network stars Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly telling Dish customers to drop the satellite provider.

“Attention Dish customers: Dish has dropped Fox News, now you should drop Dish,” Bill O’Reilly said in the commercial.

“Thirteen years at No. 1, now Dish doesn’t want you to have Fox?” Kelly said after O’Reilly. “Get back ‘The Factor.’ Get back ‘The Kelly File,’” Kelly continues before urging viewers to switch providers.

Terms of the new deal were not disclosed.

 

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