The FSN Arizona blackout for Arizona DISH customers is finally over. Hopefully that means those games on Center Ice that we couldn't get when FSN wasn't showing it is also over. *fingers crossed* In a statement released today DISH and Fox had the following to say:
"After prolonged negotiations to reach a fair deal, we're pleased to enter into a long term agreement with Fox and to assure our customers that they can continue to enjoy these channels," said Dave Shull, Senior Vice President of Programming for DISH Network. "We thank our customers, our retail and channel partners, and our employees for their support through these negotiations, which we believe resulted in a fair deal that reinforces DISH Network's position as the best value in television."
"I want to thank our partners at DISH Network who worked tirelessly to help us reach a successful conclusion," said Mike Hopkins, President, Fox Networks Affiliate Sales and Marketing. "This agreement provides a strategic partnership between Fox and DISH to bring the best programming to DISH subscribers."
As with many deals we hear around here the final details weren't disclosed. Well at least the fans are out of the middle for now. At least until the next fight between a cable provider and a television network...