Will Dish Get the NFL Network Back?

As the NFL season approaches, many fans are wondering if Dish Network will once again offer the NFL Network. Here’s what we know so far.


On July 25, Dish and the NFL Network came to an agreement that will bring NFL Network and RedZone back to Dish customers. The agreement also provides NFL Films content to Dish customers on recently launched on-demand channels including Sling TV. This is great news for Dish customers who are passionate about football. Here’s what you need to know about the agreement.

Both Dish and the NFL Network agreed to a multi-year contract that will bring the network back to Dish customers starting August 1st. In addition to getting NFL Network back, Dish customers will also get access to RedZone – a channel that provides live coverage of all touchdowns and game-changing plays from around the NFL every Sunday during the regular season.

What Happened?

Dish Network and the NFL Network have been at odds for years now, with the two sides unable to come to an agreement on carriage fees. As a result, the NFL Network has been unavailable to Dish customers since 2013.

The NFL Network is a 24-hour channel that is devoted to football, offering live game coverage, highlights, news and analysis. It is one of the most popular sports networks in the country, and its programming is highly coveted by sports fans.

Dish has been without the NFL Network for six years now, and there has been no end in sight to the impasse between the two sides. However, that may be about to change.

The Aftermath

On the morning of November 29, 2018, consumers who woke up and attempted to tune in to the NFL Network were instead greeted with a message informing them that their service had been suspended. The NFL Network is a channel owned by the National Football League that broadcasts both live games and related programming, and its absence left many Dish customers feeling angry and disappointed.

The NFL Network is just one of many channels that Dish offers as part of its lineup, but it is an important one for many fans of the sport. Not being able to watch live games or shows like “Good Morning Football” was a major blow for those who were used to having access to the channel.

So, what led to the suspension of the NFL Network on Dish? The short answer is that Dish and the NFL were unable to come to an agreement on a new contract. The current contract between the two parties was set to expire on November 28, 2018, and negotiations for a new one had been ongoing for several months.

The sticking point in negotiations appears to be the cost of carriage for the NFL Network. Carriage fees are the amount of money that Dish pays to the NFL in order for its customers to have access to the channel. The NFL is reportedly seeking an increase in carriage fees, while Dish has been unwilling to agree to those terms.

As a result, Dish has decided to suspend access to the NFL Network effective immediately. It’s unclear how long this suspension will last, but it could be extended indefinitely if Dish and the NFL are unable to reach an agreement on a new contract.

In the meantime, dish customers who want to watch live games or programming from the NFL Network will needto find another way to do so. One option is DirecTV, which is owned by AT&T and offers the NFL Network as part of its programming lineup. Another option is fuboTV, which is an online streaming service that offers a 7-day free trial and carries a number of sports channels including the NFL Network.

What Does This Mean for Dish?

Dish could potentially lose out on a lot of subscribers if they do not get the NFL Network back. The NFL Network is one of the most popular channels, especially during football season. Dish could also be at a disadvantage when it comes to negotiating with other networks in the future if they are not able to come to an agreement with the NFL Network.

What Does This Mean for the NFL Network?

This means that the NFL Network will no longer be available on Dish starting on September 10th. This is a big deal for football fans, as the NFL Network is the only place to watch all Thursday night football games. In addition, the NFL Network provides comprehensive coverage of the NFL Draft, training camp, and preseason games.

So what does this mean for the NFL Network? Well, it’s hard to say. It’s possible that Dish and the NFL will come to an agreement before September 10th and the NFL Network will be back on Dish. However, it’s also possible that this could be the start of a long-term feud between Dish and the NFL. Only time will tell.


No specific update was given on when a deal could be reached, but I think it’s safe to say that the NFL Network will likely be back on Dish at some point in the near future.

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