We regret to report that fans who subscribe to Dish Network in Northern California will not be able to view Sharks games until further notice due to Dish Network’s decision not to carry CSN California. The situation does not affect Comcast cable, DTV or ATT Uverse customers, only those subscribers to Dish Network. The Sharks are disappointed in Dish Network’s decision to pull CSNCA from their channel offerings.
Comcast SportsNet California issued the following statement regarding the situation:
“EchoStar’s Dish Network has disregarded the FCC arbitration process and turned its back on its own customers by unilaterally dropping Comcast SportsNet California. After losing the arbitration that they themselves initiated, Dish Network decided to deny fans access to this network rather than accept the outcome of the arbitration. We hope that Dish will quickly realize that refusing to accept the arbitration decision is detrimental to consumers, and restore Comcast SportsNet California under the contract decided by the arbitrator.”
We are in regular communication with Comcast SportsNet California and will encourage both parties to arrive at a quick resolution to the dispute.