Fox Sports Ohio and 18 other regional sports channels are off the air, as of today, due to a dispute between DISH and FOX Networks. The decision by FOX to block certain channels (FSN, FX, and National Geographic) would mean no Reds games on FSN Ohio this weekend for DISH customers. It would also prevent DISH customers from seeing any Reds Live postgame shows that are planned for the post-season should this dispute continue into next week.
Perhaps a bigger deal in Atlanta, DISH customers could miss Bobby CoxÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s final regular season game if the two sides cannot come to an agreement before Sunday afternoon.
This sort of situation is as frustrating as owners locking out players or players going on strike. There’s no way to tell who is in the right, and the primary party losing out is the paying customer.
Unfortunately, this means no Reds games on TV for me until next Wednesday. Other than Cincinnati Reds baseball, I rarely watch any of the Fox Sports Channels. Hopefully, they get it resolved prior to next baseball season.