Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Contract Dispute Causes Local Cable Viewers to Lose All Turner Network Channels

A contract dispute between Cable One and Turner Network Channels has resulted in the removal of all of the Turner channels from the local cable line-up.

Cable One announced on Tuesday that it had dropped CNN, Turner Classic Movies and Boomerang after the expiration of their contract.

Following that announcement, Turner Network deauthorized signals to TNT, TBS and the Cartoon Network, even though Cable One says they have a valid contract to continue carrying those channels.

Cable One says Turner Network is demanding more money for channels with declining ratings and that they have been unable to reach a fair deal. Turner says it is simply asking Cable One to pay the established and accepted rates already in the marketplace.

Cable One says it hopes Turner Networks will continue to negotiate and that they will be able to reach an agreement. In the meantime, Cable One customers will be credited for the loss in their next billing.

All this means that local viewers will miss the first round of the Major League Baseball playoffs.


  1. If broadband providers would come to the area, there'd be no need for CableOne at all.

  2. Fact is, CableOne is a joke. CableOne is who cut services. CableOne provides terrible service, and Poor channel selection. But lets face facts. Television is pretty much a joke today, Endless repeats, 3 hour blocks repeated several times. No real New programming, yet they all charge an arm and a leg, And because we live here-there is NO free signals, thanks Nancy Pelosi and crew for that. CableOne is gone from my house-I do not need to spend money for nothing.