Photo: CREDIT: Curtis Compton
Photo: CREDIT: Curtis Compton

Fox 5, Fox Sports 1 and 2 back but Fox Sports South and Southeast still blacked out

Originally posted Sunday, October 6, 2019 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Fox 5 (WAGA-TV) and Fox Sports 1 and 2 returned today after a brief blackout for Dish/Sling customers but Fox Sports South and Southeast remain off the air in a separate, extended stand-off with the regional sports networks. 

In Atlanta, Dish/Sling viewers lived without the final two months of the Atlanta Braves season in which the team won the division series in emphatic fashion. 

A separate dispute cropped up a few days ago that led to Fox 5 and several national sports channels to disappear. But that agreement allowed subscribers to receive NFL games today. 

The Fox Sports South and Southeast dispute, though, means Dish/Sling subscribers may not have access to the Atlanta Hawks, who return October 24 with an exciting young team full of expectations. 

Fortunately for Braves fans who subscribe to Dish or Sling, the post-season games against the St. Louis Cardinals were already accessible via TBS. 

Dish released this statement regarding the Fox O&O resolution: “We appreciate our customers’ patience as we worked to reach a long-term agreement that restores the Fox networks and local broadcast stations.”

Fox made a similar statement:“We are pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with DISH and Sling, and they are immediately restoring their subscribers’ access to the FOX networks and television stations. We are grateful to our viewers for their patience during this disruption.”

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.