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Update on the FS Ohio / DISH Network Situation

From FS Ohio:

As you may know, on October 1, Dish Network dropped FOX Sports Ohio and left thousands of customers without television coverage of their favorite sports programming. While FOX Sports Ohio gears up for the start of Blue Jackets hockey, we regret the inconvenience this has caused.

Fox has been attempting to negotiate a fair agreement with Dish for more than six months, but Dish has been slow to respond. Even now, instead of trying to reach a fair agreement and giving its customers back FOX Sports Ohio, Dish puts its effort into making ridiculous claims about our proposals.

Their suggestion that Fox is seeking a 50 percent increase in programming fees is flat-out wrong.  Our proposals are fair and reasonable and consistent with the agreements we have with hundreds of other cable and satellite companies.

Currently, Fox has sent a proposal to Dish but is waiting for their reply. If Dish continues its slow response to the negotiations, there's a good chance fans will miss the entire season of Blue Jackets hockey, as well as the Cavaliers and college football and basketball.

Fortunately, there are alternatives, as FOX Sports Ohio is offered by a number of other local distributors. To learn more about these alternatives, please call 1-877-99-I-PAID. (1-877-994-7243)

We also encourage you to visit www.GetWhatIPaidFor.com for more information and options.   

Also, if you did not receive Fox's official release regarding the issue, it is below. Thank you!