Game Show Network Makes a Deal To Return to Dish Network

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‘America Says’ on Game Show Network (Image credit: GSN)

Dish Network said it reached a new carriage agreement with Game Show Network, ending a three-week blackout.

The Sony Pictures Television-owned network is being restored to the Dish satellite-TV and Sling TV virtual MVPD lineups.

“We’re pleased to have reached a multi-year agreement that benefits all parties, especially our customers,” Brian Neylon, executive VP and group president, Dish TV, said. “I want to thank our customers for their patience and understanding as we worked through the negotiations.”

Dish had accused GSN of backing out of an agreement, resulting in the blackout.

GSN said it couldn't agree to the terms Dish was demanding.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

“We are happy to have entered into a long-term agreement with Dish and that Dish customers can resume watching their favorite shows on Game Show Network for years to come,” Game Show Network executive VP of distribution Tim Carry said. ■

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