Could Dish drop ESPN?

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/will-dish-network-dare-drop-631832

Prepare for the next TV blackout: Dish and Disney are currently in negotiations about their next deal, and the Hollywood Reporter is reminding us that their deadline coming up at the end of the month. After that, blackouts are possible. But could Dish go nuclear and drop Disney’s ESPN network? Most people don’t think so, but Dish boss Charlie Ergen recently said that it may be time to take that step.

Dish Network wants to buy Sprint for $25.5 billion

Dish Network’s Charlie Ergen is taking on Japan’s Softbank and has decided to make a $25.5 billion bid for Sprint. Softbank wants to buy about 30 percent of Sprint for about $20.1 billion.