“After lengthy negotiations to reach a fair agreement, we are pleased to enter into a long-term agreement with Fox and assure our customers that they can continue to enjoy these channels,” said Dave Shull, Senior Vice President of Programming at DISH Network. “We thank our customers, retail and chain partners and employees for their support in these negotiations, which we believe have resulted in a fair agreement that strengthens DISH Network`s position as the best value on television.” For millions of football fans, this deal came at the right time, knowing that the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers had to oppose the American game of the week on Fox. Both teams have incredibly large fan communities and the loss of access to this matchup would have caused significant problems. AT&T and CBS recently resolved a contractual dispute between the popular radio network and satellite service DirecTV, while Dish is currently mired in a power outage with the former regional sports networks of Fox, a cable network group now controlled by Sinclair Broadcast Group through an investment firm encompassing other partners. Dish and AT&T`s HBO have been in conflict for months, a step that made the final season of “Game of Thrones” obvious to subscribers to the satellite service. After a week and a half, the promotional conflict between Dish Network and Fox is over. On Sunday, hours before the start of another NFL week, Dish announced that it had reached a long-term transportation agreement with Fox, including Fox`s local radio networks, FS1, FS2 and BTN. The agreement ensures that DISH Network viewers will continue to have access to Fox`s live national and regional coverage of major sporting events such as the Major League Baseball World Series, the NFL on FOX, the NBA, the NHL, college football and basketball, as well as popular entertainment programs on fox such as Glee, House and The Simpsons; Sons of Anarchy and It`s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on FX; and the border wars and the next big migrations on the National Geographic Channel….

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