While this deal left Fox News off Dish for a month, both sides eventually negotiated a deal to return both Fox News and Fox Business News to the line-up. And like other negotiations before it, the cycle is once again complete. Of course, it is only a matter of time for the next cable operator and cable network to go through the same song and dance revolving around contract renewal, network drop, and eventual network re-launch.
Given that Fox News is the number one rated cable news network, the only surprise may be just how long Dish held out before finally accepting a deal. We may never know who blinked first, but it seems eventually one side always blinks.