It was discovered that as of last night/early this morning, Sling TV no longer has select FOX networks on their live TV streaming service.
The networks that Sling TV no longer has are FS1 and FS2 (FOX Sports 1&2). These are FOX’s two main sports networks that cover college football, MLB baseball games, NASCAR races and many other sporting events.
Additionally, Sling TV also lost the regular FOX network, which was only available in big markets, but is still a noticeable loss from the service.
In a statement by FOX, they said this:
“DISH/Sling is at it again, choosing to drop leading programming as a negotiating tactic regardless of the impact on its own customers. Dish/Sling elected to drop FOX networks in an effort to coerce us to agree to outrageous demands. While we regret this is DISH/Sling’s preferred approach to negotiating, we remind our loyal viewers that the FOX services are widely available through every other major television provider.”
Both FS1 and FS2 were available on the Sling Blue plan on the service. Now when going to either of those channels, users will find a screen that essentially says that the channels have been removed from Sling TV.
This all comes after just two months ago, Sling TV got rid of the local regional FSN stations from the Sling Blue plan too after having intense negotiations with Disney to reach a new agreement to get those channels back on the service.
Usually, these contract negotiations do work out in the end, and given the fact that FS1 and FS2 carry such an array of prominent sports programming, we are going to assume that eventually, both FOX and Sling TV will reach some sort of agreement.
In order to keep streaming FOX, FS1 and FS2, your best bet is to switch over to a different live TV streaming service. Our recommendations for this are FuboTV (starting at $59.99 per month), YouTube TV ($49.99 per month) and Hulu with Live TV ($43.99 per month).
All of those streaming services are available on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Apple TV and Mac, and will allow you to watch the channels you want to watch.