Shares of Roku Inc. (ROKU) are off 4% in Friday morning trading after a Verge report ( ) discussed a carriage dispute between Fox Sports and the streaming company, which could mean Roku would pull Fox apps off its platform just before the Super Bowl. The Verge report quotes a statement from Roku saying that the company "offered Fox an extension" but would be "forced to remove the channels" if the companies don't strike an agreement. The stories also quotes a statement from Fox saying that Roku's response is a "poorly timed negotiating ploy, fabricating a crisis with no thought for the alarm it generated among its own customers." Roku didn't immediately respond to MarketWatch's request for comment. Shares of Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. (SBGI), which purchased Fox Sports from Walt Disney Co. (DIS) last year, are down 2%.
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