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NFL and Dish end carriage dispute

The National Football League’s NFL Network cable-television channel and NFL Red Zone game-day service have returned to the schedules of US pay-television provider Dish Network after the two parties agreed a fresh carriage deal.

Terms of the new contract between NFL Media and Dish were not disclosed, but the two sides added NFL Network and NFL Red Zone will also be available through OTT internet television service Sling TV in time for the start of the new NFL regular season in September.

Dish dropped carriage of the two services in mid-June amid reports of a disagreement over distribution fees. The NFL said at the time that the decision marked the first time in the 13-year history of the NFL Network that a pay-television provider had opted to drop the service.