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OLN Responds To DISH

"We are surprised and disappointed that Dish has unilaterally chosen to stop providing OLN to its customers -- and denied fans the opportunity to watch sports coverage on OLN. We are also disappointed that EchoStar cut off the ongoing discussions with OLN that were designed to bring OLN's great programming to Dish customers. Fortunately, those customers do have the ability to explore other cable and satellite options that carry OLN." update 10:53am, via mediaweek,
Thus far, the NHL hasn’t stepped in to help negoiate an accord between OLN and its distribution partners, saying that it is confident that Comcast will be able to broker a truce.
update 1:32pm, via the Denver Post,
A resolution should be forthcoming, a spokeswoman for OLN said.
update 6:40pm, via Dow Jones Newswire,
"Comcast is acting like the 800-pound gorilla here," said EchoStar spokesman Marc Lumpkin. NHL spokeswoman Bernadette Mansur, in a prepared statement Friday, said the league is "confident that Comcast will successfully resolve any OLN distribution issues."

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