Game Show Network, owned by Sony Pictures TV, is no longer available on Dish after the two companies were unable to reach a new broadcast deal after eight months of negotiations.
As is the case in virtually any transportation dispute, the two sides issued mourning statements highlighting their position in the standoff, with Dish stating that their “goal and priority is to reach a fair agreement to get this channel back as quickly as possible.”
Here’s GSN’s statement followed by Dish’s.
Game Show Network attempted to reach an agreement with DISH, but after eight months of negotiations we were unable to accept their demands. More recently, DISH’s channel removal focused on local rebroadcasting or regional sports networks (Tegna, Sinclair, Block Communications, AT&T Sportsnet, Root Sportsnet, NBC Regional Sports Networks, among others). DISH chooses to do this with Game Show Network, an independent network, which costs virtually nothing compared to local broadcast or sports networks.
Our contract with Game Show Network has expired. Our objective and priority is to reach a fair agreement to recover this channel as soon as possible. Visit https://t.co/TH9bxCgYKp For more information and to make your voice heard, call @GameShowNetwork at 310-255-6800. pic.twitter.com/03TNreDCJE
— PLATE (@plate) September 7, 2022