Dish Now Missing 236 Channels Due to Fee Fights

Dish is now without at least 236 channels due to eight different carriage battles that span from last Wednesday to 25 months ago. The blacked-out channels include 212 local network affiliates, and 24 premium or regional sports networks.

The oldest fight dates back to November 2018 when Dish, and its live streaming service, Sling TV, lost both HBO and Cinemax after Dish could not reach a new carriage agreement with the channels’ owner, AT&T. (There has been no indication since that the parties will ever settle.) The most recent fee fight started last Wednesday when Dish lost 164 Nexstar-owned local channels (and WGN America) when the companies failed to reach a new deal.