On October 1st, 2010, the carriage contract that permitted DISH to carry Fox stations FX, National Geographic, 12 regional FoxSports channels and 7 other FoxSports feeds expired. On DISH Network channel 136 FX has been replaced by HDNet and channel 186 National Geographic has been replaced by Discovery's HD Theater. Both channels are normally available only in the HD Platinum package (currently $10 for 17 HD channels). The feeds are being downconverted from HD for presentation on channels 136 and 186 for SD customers. HD customers also receive the HD feeds. Customers who lost a FoxSports channel can now receive every other available RSN on DISH and other sports channels on channels 9660-9682. Blackout rules apply. DISH has set up a website to explain their side of the issue: http://www.jointhefightagainstfox.com/ Fox has set up a website to explain their side of the issue: http://getwhatipaidfor.com/home Fox also owns Fox and MyTV stations in several markets. The contract allowing DISH to carry these channels (and others that Fox negotiates on behalf of) is expiring and unless renewed these channels will go dark on November 1st. This thread exists to discuss the dispute between DISH and Fox ... it is not a free for all for discussing all topics marginally related to DISH vs Fox. In order to make this thread more valuable for people seeking information on the dispute please keep your comments on the matter focused on the issue of DISH vs Fox. Thanks.