Dish blacks out NFL network

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Posted: Jun 17, 2016 7:16 AM

(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp has dropped the National Football League-owned sports channels, NFL Network and NFL RedZone, from its programming lineup.

The contract expired on Thursday evening, after the two parties were unable to come to terms on a new distribution agreement.

The NFL said Dish was the first distributor to black out its channels in its 13-year history and has set up a website that lists out television networks that still carry its channels.

(http://www.iwantnflnetwork.com)

The NFL shares broadcast rights to 10 other Thursday Night Football games with Comcast Corp's NBC and CBS Corp.

(Reporting by Anya George Tharakan in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)