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Dish Dumps CNN, Other Turner Networks

Oct 21, 2014  •  Post A Comment

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.

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  1. This is why I am a DIRECTV subscriber.

  2. You can keep DIRECTV. DISH is standing for its customers.

    • @kp good for them. At least direct lets ME decide.

  3. Now if they would just remove MSNBC, it would be something to celebrate.

  4. msnbc is the worst possible alternative. put HLN back on

  5. So, shortly before election, CNN has been replaced by MSNBC; Fox is a higher fee, or I see Al Jazeera is my other choice! This does not smell right!

  6. I am on a fixed budget. I, for one, am glad to see Dish fight for its subscribers. I am tired of these broadcast companies pricing people like me out of the TV market. I am sorry Turner programming is cut but what difference is it if they get the raises they want and I have to back out of Dish? And as for Al Jazeera, I find it preferable to CNN anyway.

  7. Make no mistake about it. It’s all about the $$ to dish network – Not the customers!

  8. I will miss TCM Turner Classic Movies. But none of the others. They can take MSNBC off and put just TCM on and I’d be happy.

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