Dishies Want Their Court TV
January 5, 2007 6:14 PM
It’s been only several days since Court TV went dark on the Dish Network, as their respective parent companies, Turner Broadcasting System Inc. and EchoStar Communications, were unable to negotiate a carriage renewal deal. It’s a rare day when a top 20 cable net, which Court TV is, goes dark, but both sides seem to be at a dead draw.
But as of this writing, more than 31,000 Court TV junkies have called an 800 toll free line to find out where else they can get the net, according to TBS spokesperson Misty Skedgell.
If you call 800-710-1922, the phone menu will prompt you to either call Dish Network’s arch-rival DirecTV, or hit another number to find out who the cable provider is in your area. To read more about what’s behind this very public spat, don’t miss my column next Monday online or in print.
So the burning question is how long will the stalemate last? I bet at least several weeks. Any takers?