Fox News may disappear from Dish, as its current deal with the satellite-TV provider is slated to expire Saturday at 11:59 p.m. ET, reports TVNewser.
Viewers of the NFL game on Fox Sunday were shown an ad that asked Dish customers to ask the satellite carrier to continue Fox News on its service, the story adds.
“We are simply notifying our viewers about the possibility of not being able to access Fox News on their current satellite TV provider,” Tim Carry, executive vice president of distribution for Fox News, told the publication.
About 20,000 people called the number provided by Fox and 75,000 visited the website, the story notes. This marks the third Dish contract expiration to become public in the last few months, following Dish’s expiring deals with Turner and CBS, which led to channel blackouts until new deals were struck.