The two companies, in a joint statement, “regret any inconvenience to their customers and viewers and thank them for their patience.”
As more consumer money flows into streaming services, the traditional cable and satellite companies are trying to reduce costs and cable networks are fighting harder to keep their revenues from falling off the cliff. As a result, these types of blackouts are becoming more common.
Right now, for Dish and Sling subscribers, Braves games are not being offered because of a dispute with Fox Sports regional networks. That blackout has been going on since July 26 and Dish/Sling subscribers have missed games against the Phillies, Nationals, Reds and Twins.