Dish and its Sling TV streaming service have dropped Disney’s package deal of channels after the businesses couldn’t come to a contract settlement (via Deadline). In an announcement on its site, Dish says the Disney Channel, ESPN, FX, Freeform, National Geographic, and some native ABC networks are now not out there on its companies after its contract expired early this morning.
Dish blames the dispute on Disney, claiming the corporate demanded a $1 billion price improve and “walked away from the negotiation table.” The satellite provider adds that Disney needed Dish to embody ESPN, ESPN2, and native ABC channels at an added value in packages that don’t carry them.
“Disney has exploited its market position to increase fees without regard for the public viewing experience,” Brian Neylon, Dish TV’s government vp mentioned in a press release. “Clearly, Disney insists on prioritizing greed above American viewers.”
In a press release offered to The Verge, Disney factors the finger at Dish, stating the corporate “declined to reach a fair, market-based agreement” and that the “rates and terms” it is asking for “reflect the marketplace and have been the foundation for numerous successful deals with pay TV providers of all types and sizes across the country.”
As a results of the disagreement, the next channels will now not be out there on Dish or 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).