Fox News and Dish have reached a deal to end the weeks-long blackout on that satellite television network. The blackout, which has been ongoing since the week before Christmas, stemmed from a dispute over carriage fees for Fox News and Fox Business Network, along with newer, less-watched 21st Century Fox stations like FS1 and FXX.
Just this week, Fox News had raised the stakes of its campaign to get viewers to drop Dish and switch to other pay-TV providers, enlisting star anchors Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly to appear in an ad that accused Dish of “censoring” Fox’s content. “They’re censoring what you see,” O’Reilly said to viewers in the ad. “Enough is enough.”
Read the full press release from Fox below:
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.
[Photo via Dish/Fox]
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