Dish and Sling TV lose Disney, ESPN, and others due to contract dispute

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Dish and its Sling TV streaming work mislaid Disney’s bundle of channels aft the companies couldn’t travel to a declaration statement (via Deadline). In an announcement connected its site, Dish says the Disney Channel, ESPN, FX, Freeform, National Geographic, and immoderate section ABC networks are nary longer disposable connected its services aft its declaration expired aboriginal this morning.

Dish blames the quality connected Disney, claiming the institution demanded a $1 cardinal interest summation and “walked distant from the dialog table.” The satellite supplier adds that Disney wanted Dish to see ESPN, ESPN2, and section ABC channels astatine an added outgo successful packages that don’t transportation them.

“Disney has exploited its marketplace presumption to summation fees without respect for the nationalist viewing experience,” Brian Neylon, Dish TV’s enforcement vice president said successful a statement. “Clearly, Disney insists connected prioritizing greed supra American viewers.”

In a connection provided to The Verge, Disney points the digit astatine Dish, stating the institution “declined to scope a fair, market-based agreement” and that the “rates and terms” it's asking for “reflect the marketplace and person been the instauration for galore palmy deals with wage TV providers of each types and sizes crossed the country.”

As a effect of the disagreement, the pursuing channels volition nary longer beryllium disposable connected Dish oregon Sling TV: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes, Disney Channel, Disney Jr., Disney XD, Freeform, FX, FXX, FXM, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Mundo, ACC Network, SEC Network, Longhorn Network, Baby TV, Chicago, IL (WLS), Fresno, CA (KFSN), Houston, TX (KTRK), Los Angeles, CA (KABC), New York, NY (WABC), Philadelphia, PA (WPVI), Raleigh, NC (WTVD) and San Francisco, CA (KGO).

Dish and Disney’s quality comes conscionable a fewer days aft Dish pulled the Sony-owned Game Show Network for 3 weeks aft they failed to chopped a deal. Disney butted heads with YouTube TV for akin reasons past year, resulting successful the nonaccomplishment of Disney, ESPN, and different Disney-owned channels from Google’s work for astir 2 days. Even if these disagreements are often temporary, it’s inactive unfair for companies to propulsion viewers successful the mediate of the conflict.

Update October 2nd, 12:24PM ET: Updated the header and substance to clarify that Dish and Sling TV mislaid entree to Disney’s bundle of channels.