Millions 'could lose Fox access'

By Neil Wilkes, Editor

Millions of viewers across the US could lose access to the Fox network next month if the broadcaster fails to reach a carriage agreement with satellite provider Dish Network.

Dish customers have been without FX, National Geographic Channel and multiple Fox Sports channels since September 30, after both sides were unable to strike a new deal.

Dish claims that Fox has "blocked" the channels, while Fox insists that Dish has "dropped" them from its lineup.

The ongoing dispute has intensified in recent days, with Dish launching a series of websites criticising Fox for asking for what it claims is a 50% hike in channel fees.

Fox, meanwhile, has hit back with its own website,, which urges Dish customers to find a new TV provider. The site also suggests that the Fox network will be pulled from Dish on November 1.