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Turner And HBO Secure Distribution Deals With Dish Network

Turner Broadcasting channels, except for TBS Network and TNT , went dark on Dish for a month beginning in late October as both sides blamed the other for the breakdown in negotiations to extend their carriage deal. Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen gave Turner an ultimatum that if it could not come to terms by the end of November, then Dish might “just make a long-term decision to go a different direction.” He called the loss of the channels– including CNN, Cartoon Network, and truTV — a “non-event” for Dish, specifically noting that channels such as CNN “are not quite the product that they used to be. – David Lieberman, Deadline Hollywood 
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Turner Networks, Including CNN, Return To Dish Network

The companies just made the terse announcement that they have “mutually decided to restore service of CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, Turner Classic Movies: TCM, HLN, CNN en Español and Boomerang, and extend the carriage of TBS and TNT” — but will have no “further comment.” That leaves unanswered the question of whether they have a deal yet. Also unknown is whether Turner’s channels will join Disney, Scripps Networks Interactive, and A&E on Dish’s streaming video service, which Chairman Charlie Ergen says he expects to launch before year end. […] Turner said it was mystified and disappointed by Ergen’s attacks “particularly given the fact that Dish agreed to our rates and carriage proposals” and the programmer was “supportive of the Dish OTT effort and had found common ground on the major issues there. While there were clearly deal points to get done, they were not the type you would usually go dark over.” – David Lieberman,Deadline Hollywood 
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