Despite their concerted efforts, Lifetime and the Lifetime Movie Network are still conspicuously absent from the Dish Network channel lineup. Lifetime claims that Dish is basically discriminating against women with the move, pointing out in a recent full page ad in the New York Times, that Dish carries something like 30 channels focusing on sports, and somewhere around 0 channels for women.
EchoStar claims that Lifetime wanted a giant 76% rate hike. Lifetime says EchoStart wanted a 33% rate cut. The National Organization for Women (NOW) has started a campaign to boycott Dish Network untill they put the channels back on the air.
Isn't this exciting!