TV companies can drop your favorite channels without refunds

Dish Network customers recently sued the company after it dropped a popular channel without providing refunds. However, a U.S. court found that the fine print in their contracts basically gives Dish carte blanche to chop channels.
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San Francisco journalist Bill Snyder writes frequently about business and technology. His work appears regularly in and the publications of Stanford's Graduate School of Business and the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He welcomes your comments and suggestions.