Following a fractious negotiation, the DISH Network and The Weather Channel have come to terms on a new multi-year agreement that will include the network being added to Dish's over-the-top cable network Sling TV in July.
Under the terms of the agreement, The Weather Channel will be part of Dish's primary programming packages and Dish customers will have also have access to the network's programming via Dish's ad-skipping Hopper HD DVR. Dish customers will also have access to the Weather Channel's interactive app.
More importantly for Sling TV customers, the agreements includes over-the-top (OTT) streaming rights for live and Video-On-Demand content.
"DISH and The Weather Channel have been partners for two decades and we are pleased to continue and expand that relationship to Sling TV," said Warren Schlichting, DISH senior vice president of programming, in a press release announcing the deal."
"We are happy to extend our long relationship with DISH, and look forward to continuing to innovate together to provide the best possible service to their subscribers," said David Kenny, Chairman and CEO of The Weather Company.
The Weather Channel will be launched on Sling TV by July. It's unclear if the network will be part of Sling TV's core $20 basic programming package or if it will be bundled with other networks as part of one of Sling TV's $5 per month add-on programming packages.