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FOX Sports North has now disappeared from DISH and Sling

There had been a temporary reprieve for viewers as negotiations continued.
Tyler Duffey

Despite hopes of FOX Sports North reaching a deal with DISH, the channel has now disappeared from DISH TV packages and that of its streaming subsidiary Sling.

The channel and 21 others from the FOX Regional Sports Network dropped off the services as of noon on Friday, with FSN encouraging its customers to switch to another TV or streaming service.

It had initially been planned for the channel to be removed last Monday, but this was delayed temporarily while negotiations continued.

DISH has said that FOX RSN is "making unreasonable demands for the continued carriage of their stations" and refused Dish's attempts to extend the contract."

"The fact is, only FOX Regional Sports Networks can choose to remove their content from DISH customers," DISH says on its website. "Sports are the most expensive programming out there, and players’ salaries have increased ... That money has to come from somewhere, making sports the most expensive part of customer’s bills."

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The removal means that DISH and Sling subscribers won't be able to watch most Minnesota Twins, Wild, Timberwolves, Lynx and United regular season games.

"We know fans are looking forward to the broadcasts during the stretch run of baseball season, and we hope DISH and Sling act to return this programming to their customers," said FOX RSN on its website.

FOX RSN is currently owned by Disney, which took over in March as part of its purchase of 21st Century Fox. However, as a condition of the purchase, Disney has to sell the Fox RSN for competition reasons, and has agreed to a deal with the Sinclair Broadcast Group.

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