Dish Network Reaches Short-Term Deal With E! And Style
Author: Mack Rawden
published: 2011-01-01 13:38:37
If you have Dish Network you may have noticed you woke up this morning still having access to E! and Style networks. Score one for well-intentioned cooperation. Just a few days ago the two sides were apart enough in negotiations that future blackouts were widely assumed, however a last minute, short-term deal was brokered to extend coverage.
According to Deadline, E! and Style released a statement saying the agreement was made “in hopes of reaching a long-term solution.” It’ll come at some point. As I said in the previous write-up, E! is too big a channel to simply not offer over the long haul. Stations like History International and Hallmark could fall by the wayside without losing a noticeable number of subscribers, but it seems strange anyone would willingly choose a satellite provider that won’t let them watch The Soup.
We’ll update you when a formal agreement is finally reached.
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