Re: U-Verse Is Not The Only One To Lose Channels[ Edited ]
04-02-2011 08:22:07 AM - edited 04-02-2011 09:05:15 AM
Dish Network is at it again. Here is an excerpt from an article on Multichannel News:
The contract between SNY, home to the New York Mets, and the Dish Network ended at midnight without renewal and the regional sports network is presently not on Dish's air.
The expiration of the multiyear contract threatens the ability of Dish customers in SNY's broadcast territory to watch the team's 2011 season opener against the Florida Marlins tonight at 7 p.m. (ET).
Dish said negotiations continue between the parties, and offered this take on the proceedings: "Regional sports channels like SportsNet NY have become one of the pay-TV industry's fastest-growing expenditures, making our negotiations with content providers increasingly difficult. Our customers are our No. 1 priority, and they look to us to offer the most channel choices and compelling programming, all at the best value. That's why we work hard for fair deals. Unfortunately, the contract with SNY expired at midnight, March 31 before we were able to reach fair terms for continued carriage. We assure our customers that we are committed to working toward a fair agreement that reflects the value of the channel."