Comcast Channels Gird For Carriage War With Dish

E! and Style could go dark on the satellite service on New Year’s Eve

Here we go again.

Comcast-owned cable channels E! and Style released a statement on Thursday indicating that they could have their signals pulled off of Dish Network after Friday, when their current carriage deal with the satellite service expires.

There's a flurry of last-minute negotations currently happening between cable/satellite companies and broadcast and cable outlets.

On Thursday, DirecTV announced that it had reached an agreement with Hearst stations, while talks between Time Warner Cable and the Sinclair Broadcast Group are going down to the wire.

Here's the Comcast statement:

"We are in active negotiations with DISH Network.  We are trying to reach a fair agreement, however, it is our belief they will once again turn their backs on their subscribers by dropping the networks and holding E! and Style fans hostage. In actively choosing to discontinue these two networks, Dish is denying their subscribers E!, the ultimate network for entertainment fans with marquee January events from exclusive coverage of Red Carpet season to the premiere of the new season of the Kardashian show 'Kourtney & Kim Take NY,' and Style, the home of transformations, from fashion, to beauty to home, featuring all-new seasons of 'Kimora' and 'Jerseylicious.'

 Fans are encouraged to visit or call 877-5-Fans-Fight to make their voice heard."