posted at 00:51
Author: Chris O'Brien
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:43:19 +0000
Dish Network loses 7 Turner channels, including CNN, over contract dispute
Dish Network and Turner Broadcasting have been unable to resolve a contract dispute and the result is that several channels, including CNN and the Cartoon Network, are no longer on the satellite TV service. "Despite our best efforts, we were unable to reach an agreement with Dish Network, and they have unilaterally decided to pull CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, TCM, HLN, CNN en Espanol and Boomerang off the air upon the expiration of our current deal," according to a Turner press release. "Turner has worked diligently for months to come to a fair agreement including multiple extensions and compromises, and it's unfortunate that Dish is once again operating in a disruptive manner that takes away networks and programming from their customers." "In the past year, DISH has successfully renewed agreements with many large content providers," said Warren Schlichting, Dish's senior vice president of programming, in a statement. Dish said it was unable to reach terms to renew its distribution agreement with Turner, and that it also couldn't agree to a short-term extension that would keep the channels on the Dish service. "DISH has had a productive relationship with Turner Networks for many years," said Schlichting, in the release. "We regret the service disruption to our customers, and remain committed to reaching an agreement that promptly returns this content to DISH's programming lineup." DISH Network Corporation, through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.014 million satellite TV customers, as of June 30, 2013, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the b... read more ».

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