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.
So if Fox Sports North is so **bleep** expensive that you can't negotiate with them, how about you add it as a "premium" and let me choose and pay more for it. I missed the entire Twins "bomber' season when for once they were really really good again because of this nonsense and now I'm gonna miss the most of the Timberwolves games too? If it wasn't for the contract you'd be gone and I'd go back to DirectTV, even though I like your hopper more. I'm sure it makes no difference complaining on your forum, but geeeeeez, enough already!!!!
We definitely understand how frustrating it is missing your favorite teams play, and certainly don't want to see you leave our DISH Family. There hasn't been a timeline given, since an agreement could be reached at any time, but, we are still working to get the programming back, as quickly as possible.