I just started with Dish about 6 months ago. As part of my package i was sure to ask if FSN was included. Now it is gone and i hate dish. You have 9 thousands channels and i only like 10 of them. If i am unable to watch 3 of my MN sports teams, we have problems. Never once did i have any issue like this with the countless providers i have had in my life. You have about 1 month before hockey season starts, if this is not resolved i am gone.
I'm getting pretty fed up with these disputes between Dish and the providers. HBO, now FSN. Yeah I can still watch HBO for the same price as I paid Dish but it's inconvenient (start the xbox, start the app, wait to connect to the server, scroll around, etc.). I just signed a two year contract with Dish but I'm ready to just pay the ETF and be done with them. i'm just tired of this.
I left DirecTV years ago over a carriage dispute with a must-have channel. I know this is not unique to Dish which is why when I do cancel Dish I'm not going back to DirecTV. I'll just pay my ISP for unlimited data and cut the cord. Be done with this altogether. I'll miss the Hopper/Joey but I'll get over it.