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Satellite-TV provider Dish Network Corp. is fighting three media giants at the same time. Comcast Corp.'s NBCUniversal said Thursday that Dish customers are at risk of losing access to its regional sports networks in markets including Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., because of a programming dispute with the satellite provider. Those channels air games of popular sports teams such as the Chicago Bulls and San Francisco Giants. Dish is also in tense contract negotiations with CBS Corp. The two sides agreed to a short-term extension late Thursday and has dropped some of Time Warner Inc.'s Turner Broadcasting channels including CNN and Cartoon Network. Turner has started warning customers that they may also lose TNT and TBS, whose contracts expire Dec. 5.

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