UPDATED: CableOne And Turner Broadcasting Settle Contract Dispute

UPDATED, 8:05 PM: CableOne and Turner Broadcasting have made nice after a dark October for the latter’s channels on The Washington Post’s cable operation. CableOne said in a release that “the process of restoring the Turner channels will begin immediately and may take several days to complete.” Here is Turner’s statement on tonight’s agreement: “Turner Broadcasting has come to an agreement with Cable One for the continued carriage of our leading entertainment, news, kids and young adult networks including TNT, TBS, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), CNN en Español and Boomerang. We value the relationships with our viewers and thank them for their understanding. We’re grateful for their continued loyalty and support for Turner’s programming and brands.”

PREVIOUSLY: CableOne reaches 730,000 customers in 19 states, including about 500,000 video subscribers. And beginning this morning they’ve been without Turner channels including CNN, HLN, truTV, TCM and Boomerang. The cable company says it has a right to hang on to TNT, TBS and Cartoon Network but Turner disputes that, saying CableOne can’t distribute the channels under terms of the master agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative. Turner “has demanded an increase of nearly 50% for channels with steadily declining ratings,” CableOne CEO Tom Might says. (more…)

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