WWE Comments on DISH Dropping FOX Networks After Network Dispute


FOX’s channels have been dropped from DISH amidst a carriage dispute; just in time for WWE Smackdown’s debut. Deadline reports that the dispute has led to DISH dropping FOX-owned TV stations: FOX, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Big Ten Network, Fox Soccer Plus and Fox Deportes from their lineup in 23 markets. This includes a total of 12 million households who subscribe to the service, and millions who subscribe to Sling TV.

SmackDown is set to premiere on FOX next Friday, with their backstage studio show also set to debut on November 5th on Fox Sports 1. In response, WWE posted to Twitter to ask fans to find other options to watch Smackdown:

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