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DISH vs FOX the Fight Continues

The fee fight between the sat provider and the news network enters it’s second week with both sides showing no signs of backing down. Both FOX and DISH have released statements claiming the other side is being unfair and asking for too much money or isn’t willing to pay a fair fee for the content provided.

FOX pulled their the Fox News Network on December 20, 2014 after the two media giants could not agree to new terms for a carrier agreement between the two.

The Chairman of DISH Network, Charlie Ergen, went as far as releasing a video on his companies website explaining some of the issues the two companies are having in reaching a new agreement. He explains that Fox is demanding that DISH increase the carrier fee on a channel FOX owns that is not currently out of contract at this time. Ergen referred to this tactic as out right blackmail, something he says FOX should be ashamed of.

FOX responded by stating that DISH is notorious for underhanded dealings and trying to rip off content providers in carrier agreements, which is why they have lost ten channels in the past six months alone.

There seems to be very little progress being made in this disagreement, and there is no light at the end of the tunnel in site currently for FOX returning to DISH. DISH has gone as far as replacing FOX NEWS with another conservative content provider, The BLAZE Network which is run by conservative talk show host Glenn Beck.

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