Disney network channels including ABC, ESPN, Hulu and National Geographic went dark on Dish Network and Sling TV Saturday after both sides failed to reach a new carriage agreement.
It’s the second significant blackout for Disney in the last year after channels briefly went dark on YouTube TV.
Dish has utilized aggressive negotiation tactics lately, commonly using blackouts and the threat of blackouts in recent years, per The Hollywood Reporter.
Dish currently has approximately 10 million subscribers split between the satellite TV service and Sling TV, per THR.
“Disney has exploited its market position to increase fees without regard for the public viewing experience,” Dish TV executive vice president and group president Brian Neylon said in a statement.