Home Satellite HD DISH Network Dish subs lose Turner channels, possibly more to come

Dish subs lose Turner channels, possibly more to come

DISH_Network_logoDish subscribers lost several Turner Broadcasting-owned channels last Monday night due to an expired distribution agreement that was not renewed. The expired channels include CNN, Boomerang, HLN, Cartoon Network, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, and CNN en Español. (The Wall Street Journal reports that Adult Swim was also removed, but Dish’s statement does not include the channel in the list.) UPDATE: Turner confirms Adult Swim was also pulled.)

On the Dish-owned website DishStandsForYou aimed at consumer/subscriber support, Dish says “Turner is making unreasonable financial demands, and they have refused to extend the overall agreement.”

In a counterstatement, Turner says they have “worked diligently for months to come to a fair agreement including multiple extensions and compromises.” The statement added, “it’s unfortunate that Dish is once again operating in a disruptive manner that takes away networks and programming from their customers.”

Other Turner-owned channels, including TBS and TNT, have not been pulled as of yet. But apparently those distribution agreements are set to expire in the coming weeks, posing an even bigger loss to Dish subscribers who watch the popular channels.

Source: The Wall Street Journal, Multichannel

HD Report provides news, commentary, and information about home entertainment media and technology. HD Report has been a Google News partner since 2006, and can also be found on Twitter, Apple News, Facebook, and Microsoft's Bing News.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


4k TV Deals

Hot Blu-rays!

1-Month Free!

New Articles

Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 releasing to Blu-ray & DVD

The third season of the Paramount+ series Star Trek: Discovery is now available to pre-order on Blu-ray and DVD. On Blu-ray, Star Trek: Discovery is...

Google Play Movies & TV App Leaving Roku, Samsung, LG & Vizio Devices

As of June 15th, 2021 the Google Play Movies & TV app won't be used anymore on Roku streaming media players and Smart TVs...

Deal Alert: Take $400 off this 55″ Sony Bravia OLED 4k TV

Here's a nice little deal on an OLED TV made by Sony. Amazon is selling the 55" A8H Bravia OLED 4K TV (2020 Model)...

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete remastered in 4k HDR

Sony's Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete has been remastered in 4k with HDR for release on Ultra HD Blu-ray. First released to 1080p Blu-ray...

New Pre-Orders!

Support Us!