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It’s game time: Dish sacks NFL Network in carriage-fee dispute
Content Deals, Operators
It’s game time: Dish sacks NFL Network in carriage-fee dispute
Jun 17 2016 5:30 AM

It’s only June so Dish Network isn’t likely to catch too much flak over its decision to drop the NFL Network and NFL RedZone from its pay-TV service during a carriage-fee fight that’s taken to the traditional he-said-she-said tone so many of these disputes do.

Dish is displaying a message on the now-vacant channel the NFL fare usually is on saying it’s open to a “fair offer that allows us to carry this content at an appropriate value to customers.”

Univision goes dark on U-verse as carriage battle with AT&T gets heated
Pay TV, Content
Univision goes dark on U-verse as carriage battle with AT&T gets heated
Mar 04 2016 5:30 AM

The battle between AT&T U-verse and Univision – which has gone dark on the operator during carriage fee negotiations – is starting to resemble a presidential debate, with the Spanish-language broadcaster accusing AT&T of “redlining” its audience by “refusing to recognize the value of the Univision networks and the consumers we serve," the company said.