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Bill O'Reilly, Megyn Kelly Ad Urges Viewers to Drop Dish

By    |   Monday, 12 Jan 2015 08:12 PM

The Fox News/Dish Network contract dispute is 3 weeks old, and now Fox News is accusing Dish of censoring the news.

Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly, hosts of two of Fox News Channel's most popular shows, appear in a 30-second commercial urging viewers to switch providers.

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"Dish has dropped Fox News. Now you should drop Dish," O'Reilly says in the ad. "They're censoring what you see," he adds.

Fox News has been urging viewers to switch providers since Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network were removed when their contract expired on Dec. 21.

Dish, on its website Dish Stands for You, argues that switching providers "only encourages channel owners to raise rate demands and drives up the costs for everyone."

CNN was off the air on Dish for a month in October-November over a similar contract dispute.

Fox News appears to be using its leverage as the No. 1 cable news channel and No. 2 overall cable channel to try to affect negotiations.

Dish has complained that Fox is using that popularity to tie in some of its weaker channels to the new contract. The practice known as "bundling" requires cable and satellite operators to pay for less-viewed cable channels.

Dish argues that consumers get hit the hardest – since the costs for the little watched additional channels have to be paid for by cable/satellite subscribers themselves.

Meanwhile, Dish has replaced Fox News Channel with The Blaze and Fox Business Network with Newsmax TV. Those channels also appear on their normal Dish channels, with Newsmax TV on Channel 223.

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