SportSouth & Dish Network Update on Charlotte Bobcats Programming

SportSouth & Dish Network Update on Charlotte Bobcats Programming

October 20, 2010

Will Charlotte Bobcats fans have to drop Dish Network to see their favorite basketball team this season? That may be the case.

The Bobcats are scheduled to play 80 times on SportSouth this season. But if you have Dish Network, there is no guarantee that you’ll see any of those games.

Here is the current situation:

  • On October 1, Dish Network dropped SportSouth (and all FSN networks throughout the United States) because it refused to reach a fair agreement with Fox to carry the network.

  • As a result, Bobcats fans that have Dish Network will miss all Bobcats games and related programming on SportSouth until a fair agreement can be reached. Dish Network customers would also miss Carolina Hurricanes games and ACC basketball games, as well as other programming. Dish Network customers also currently do not receive FX or the National Geographic Channel.
  • Dish’s competitors are ready, willing and able to make great offers to fans that don’t want to miss their Bobcats games. SportSouth is offered by a number of other local distributors in our area (DIRECTV and Time Warner among others). Every Bobcats game televised on SportSouth will be available on these carriers.

    What should fans do?

    Call 1-877-99-I-PAID (877-994-7243) or go to to learn about other local providers that carry Fox programming.

    If you are not a Dish customer, you will not be affected and get to enjoy all of SportSouth’s Bobcats’ telecasts this season.

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