ESPN, Disney, and other networks have returned to Dish and Sling TV

Disney’s networks are back for Dish satellite and Sling TV customers. | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge

Dish and Disney have reached a “handshake deal” to immediately bring Disney’s collection of cable networks back to Dish satellite and Sling TV customers. The two companies confirmed the agreement late on Sunday night. “We are pleased to restore our portfolio of networks on a temporary basis while both parties work to finalize a new deal,” Disney said in a statement.

Dish and Sling TV subscribers have now regained access to ESPN programming, along with other networks including The Disney Channel, FX, National Geographic, local ABC programming in select markets, and more. The channel blackout lasted two days, and although it included college football on Saturday, the two companies have resolved the situation in time for ESPN’s next…

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