Some Channels Disappear From Dish Network

It could affect Dish Network customers across Eastern Carolina. An October U.S. District Court decision effective Friday orders Echostar, which operates Dish Network, to stop providing out-of-area network channels to about 15 percent of their viewers nationwide. Out-of-area channels are those from outside the viewer's local market. The court ruling stated that Echostar was sending out-of-area channels to ineligible viewers for a profit without paying any additional fees to the networks. Echostar is the nation's second-largest satellite provider with 12.8 million customers.