Dish Customers Could Ring In New Year With Fewer Channels

A showdown between Comcast and Dish Network may leave Dish viewers without Comcast-owned channels E! and Style Saturday, as licensing agreements are set to expire.

Deadline reports the two channels alerted viewers that their channels could go dark on Dish at midnight. Here’s the statement:

We are in active negotiations with DISH Network. We are trying to reach a fair agreement, however, it is our belief they will once again turn their backs on their subscribers by dropping the networks and holding E! and Style fans hostage. In actively choosing to discontinue these two networks, Dish is denying their subscribers E!, the ultimate network for entertainment fans with marquee January events from exclusive coverage of Red Carpet season to the premiere of the new season of the Kardashian show Kourtney & Kim Take NY, and Style, the home of transformations, from fashion, to beauty to home, featuring all-new seasons of Kimora and Jerseylicious.

Deadline also reports DirecTV may drop Comcast’s Golf Channel at midnight.

If you are a Dish or DirecTV customer, what would it mean to you to lose these channels?

Comcast’s E! and Style Face Blackout On Dish Network In Carriage Dispute [Deadline]