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Fox Sports North & Dish Network Update

Thursday, 10.14.2010 / 10:18 AM CT / News
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Fox Sports North & Dish Network Update
Will Minnesota Wild fans have to drop DISH Network to see their favorite hockey team this season? That may be the case.
The Wild are scheduled to play at least 50 times on FOX Sports North this season. But if you have DISH Network, there is no guarantee that you’ll see any of those games. 

Here is the current situation:
At midnight on October 1, DISH Network dropped FOX Sports North (and all FSN networks throughout the United States) because it refused to reach a fair agreement with FOX to carry the network.

As a result, Wild fans that have DISH will miss all Wild games and related programming on FOX Sports North until a fair agreement can be reached. 

“As I understand it, FOX is charging Dish what they charge all the other cable and satellite providers. I think our games have a lot of value, and I think FOX deserves to get that value,” said Matt Majka, Chief Operating Officer of the Minnesota Wild.

DISH’s competitors are ready, willing and able to make great offers to fans that don’t want to miss their Wild games. FOX Sports North is offered by a number of other local distributors in our area (such as DIRECTV, Comcast and Charter Cable among others). Every Wild game televised on FOX Sports North will be available on each of these carriers.

What should fans do?

Call 1-877-99-I-PAID or go to to learn about other local providers that carry FOX programming.

If you are not a DISH customer, you will not be affected and get to enjoy all of FOX Sports North’s Wild telecasts this season.
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