Fox Sports North set to disappear from 2 streaming platforms

DISH and Sling are the affected providers, but Sling says talks continue.
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Fox Sports North could soon be leaving two TV and streaming platforms.

The channel – which broadcasts Minnesota Twins, Timberwolves, United, Wild and Lynx games – tweeted on Saturday afternoon that DISH TV and Sling are about to "drop" the channel from its packages.

The change will take effect Monday, July 22, with FSN issuing a plea for subscribers to call on their platforms to retain the channel by launching the website

'You don't have to miss a single game, there are other providers that carry this network," suggesting some of the other cable and streaming platforms that carry FSN, which includes PlayStation Vue and Hulu Live TV.

But in a tweet on its customer service account, Sling has said that it is still in negotiations with the network "and do not understand why FOX has chosen to involve our customers at this time."

"We will work hard so you can continue watching at an affordable price," the streaming platform said.

On its Q&A page, Fox Sports North says that the contracts between it and DISH and Sling are about to expire.

"The FOX Sports Regional Networks are working to avoid this outcome, but have not been successful to date," it said.

It then added that "DISH’s decision to drop these channels could result in you losing the nightly broadcasts of the Twins, Wild, Timberwolves and more on FOX Sports North," but it notably doesn't mention Sling in this sentence.

"The terms we have offered to DISH/Sling are in line with what others have agreed (and continue to agree) to," FSN adds.

FSN was recently agreed that Fox Sports North would be sold by Disney to the Sinclair Broadcast Group in a $9.6 billion deal that included 21 TV networks in total.

Disney had to sell because of its pending purchase of Fox's movie and TV assets, including the 21st Century Fox studio.

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