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Deal to keep Fox shows, channels on Dish Network

Tower Ticker | Dish Network and News Corp. announced an agreement on carriage fees Friday. This averts removal of Fox-owned broadcast stations. It also restores cable channels FX and National Geographic, as well as 19 Fox regional sports networks, that were taken off the satellite service four weeks ago as negotiations dragged on.

Dish’s contract to carry the cable channels had expired at the end of September. Its contract to carry Fox-owned broadcast stations such as Chicago’s WFLD-Ch. 32 and WPWR-Ch. 50 was set to expire at the end of this month, which put Dish subscribers at risk of losing World Series baseball, Chicago Bears football and shows such as “Glee,” “House” and “Family Guy” as of Monday.