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Football Fans With Dish Network Might Be In Trouble This Weekend

Utah football fans attending a game.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - OCTOBER 29: Utah Utes fans cheer at the Utah Utes, Washington Huskies NCAA football game at Rice-Eccles Stadium on October 29, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

If there's any time for TV networks and channels to avoid disputes, it's during football season. But Dish Network and Fox channels failed to reach a new agreement on Thursday. The result? Many Dish Network subscribers will be unable to watch several sports channels associated with Fox Corporation.

These channels include: FOX, FS1, FS2 and the Big Ten Network. Each channel carries some of the biggest football games of the weekend. Certainly a big loss for sports fans everywhere.

This is possibly the worst timing to dispute a new agreement. College football is heading into week five while the NFL is already three weeks in. Now, fans will have to scramble to find new TV providers if possible.

Both Fox Corporation and Dish Network seem to be blaming each other for the dispute. Dish Network's senior vice president Andy LeCuyer chipped in on the frustrating dispute.

"To add insult to injury, Fox pulled its channels right as viewers head into the heart of the NFL and college football season," LeCuyer said, via USA Today. "We ask Fox to stop punishing its own viewers so we can focus on reaching a fair deal."

It doesn't appear a deal is coming any time soon. But hopefully the companies can reach an agreement before the games this weekend.