Dish has dropped CNN and other Turner networks from its lineup after the two companies failed to come to terms on a new deal, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“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,” Turner said in a statement.
The networks were dropped as of 2 a.m. ET today, Oct. 21, reports Deadline.com.
Deadline notes, “As is always the case in carriage disputes, each side blames the other. In Dish’s statement on the blackout, the satcaster said that ‘Turner Networks removed’ the seven networks ‘from the Dish programming lineup,’ stressing that ‘Turner refused to extend the overall agreement.’”
Dish has been involved in other notable carriage disputes in the past few years, including its 2012 fight with AMC Networks, which led to AMC and its sibling channels remaining unavailable to Dish customers for months.