Dishing out

Just in time for the first preseason game tonight, several Fox regional sports channels have disappeared from the Dish Network lineup, including Fox Sports Florida and Sun Sports.

The channels disappeared after Dish refused what it said was a more than 50 percent price increase Fox demanded to carry the sports programming.

There are only two Heats’ preseason games that will be carried by non-Fox channels.

The dispute between Dish Network and Fox is the latest in a number of face-offs pitting TV content companies against cable and satellite providers. However, while other providers get some kind of agreement just in time, Dish has a reputation for dropping channels. Remember GOLTV two years ago? Dish has also temporarily dropped the National Geographic Channel. But Sports fans can probably live without NGC.

The are 19 Fox regional sports channels nationwide networks Dish Network is no longer carrying.

Read more: Heat opener runs into Fox/Dish dispute – South Florida Business Journal

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