Why is this dispute happening?

The Comcast SportsNets (Chicago, Bay Area, California and Mid-Atlantic) are currently up for renewal with DISH Network.  CSN is simply asking for rates and distribution terms consistent with those that have been agreed to with many other distributors in the market. DISH’s unwillingness to recognize the value that live sports delivers is putting DISH customers at risk of losing access to  live game coverage and comprehensive sports news they have come to love and value from Comcast SportsNet.

What can I do to stop this?

We feel that the time has come to inform our networks’ passionate viewers of teams from Chicago, Washington DC, Baltimore, San Francisco and Sacramento that they may soon be unable to watch their favorite NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS teams via DISH’s service. We encourage all DISH customers to contact DISH directly by calling 1-844-I-WANT-CSN (1-844-492-6827).

What will I lose?

Comcast SportsNet California – San Jose Sharks, Sacramento Kings, Oakland A’s, San Jose Earthquakes, San Jose SaberCats and CIF high school football and basketball championship games, significant Oakland Raiders coverage, as well as award-winning news and entertainment programming.