What this means if you're still a DISH Network subscriber is you'll finally start to get to see Stars hockey for the first time this season on Wednesday night when the Pittsburgh Penguins roll into town at 7:30.
There was a possibility that Fox stations, including KDFW Fox 4 in Dallas, would have been dropped effective November 1st. Today's agreement, which does not include any financial details, will ensure that doesn't come to fruition and all affected networks, including FX and National Geographic channels, will be immediately restored to Dish Network's lineup.
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"After prolonged negotiations to reach a fair deal, we're pleased to enter into a long term agreement with Fox and to assure our customers that they can continue to enjoy these channels," said Dave Shull, Senior Vice President of Programming for DISH Network. "We thank our customers, our retail and channel partners, and our employees for their support through these negotiations, which we believe resulted in a fair deal that reinforces DISH Network's position as the best value in television."
"I want to thank our partners at DISH Network who worked tirelessly to help us reach a successful conclusion," said Mike Hopkins, President, Fox Networks Affiliate Sales and Marketing. "This agreement provides a strategic partnership between Fox and DISH to bring the best programming to DISH subscribers."