Dish Network says it will raise subscription fees across most of the programming packages offered on its flagship satellite service next month. In a statement sent to customers this week, Dish said the price hikes were the result of increased programming costs associated with carrying popular television networks. Dish did not say which channels or programmers were to blame for the price hikes, but affirmed that some subscribers “may have observed some channel interruptions because of this.”
Dish has revealed on its website that it will raise prices on most programming packages by $5 a month, effective Nov. 16. The satcaster blamed rising programming acquisition costs for the increase, the same reason it (and other pay TV providers) has offered for years. Dish last raised prices in January of this year when it hiked most programming packages by $5 a month.