After ten days, the Dish and Fox carriage dispute is over.
NFL Network is no longer showing the Rams-Seahawks Thursday Night Football game thanks to Fox's dispute with Dish.
Dish really hates live sports.
Panthers-Texans averaged 436,000 households on Houston Fox affiliate KRIV, while Cowboys-Saints averaged 461,000 households on Houston NBC affiliate KPRC.
Fox aired multiple scripted commercials featuring actors regarding the carriage dispute with Dish, so this is clearly something they've been prepared for.
The outage also applies to Dish-owned Sling TV.
The Kroenke-owned network is now without a lot of its distribution as we approach NBA and NHL season.
There's nothing like an impending football season to drive carriage deals.
Even those on Comcast and Dish can watch the ACC Network launch. The first 10 minutes of it, anyway.
It doesn't look like the former Fox RSNs will return to Dish any time soon.
After a temporary extension Sunday, the Fox RSNs have now gone dark on Dish and Sling TV. And the sides don't seem close to a deal.
The agreement between the sides expired Sunday, but they've worked out a temporary deal. Will a longer one follow?
The ACC Network's current announced deals only cover about 20 million homes, although more are expected by launch. But there are still some big holdouts, including Comcast, Dish, and Charter.
While there are no active talks, a merger between DirecTV and Dish Network would likely face much less regulatory scrutiny in 2019 than it did back in 2002.