As you know, last week Cable One announced the removal of Turner Network channels CNN, CNN en Espanol, Headline News, Turner Classic Movies and Boomerang from our channel lineup following the expiration of the Cable One/Turner Network contract in which Turner demanded a 50 percent rate increase for channels with steadily declining ratings. Shortly thereafter, Turner Network de-authorized our signals to TNT, TBS and the Cartoon Network, despite the fact that Cable One has a signed contract to continue carrying these channels.
Rest assured, we are continuing to work to get Turner Networks to restore TNT, TBS and Cartoon Network to our customers as quickly as possible. We are also hoping that Turner will continue negotiating with us for their other five channels.
We hate that these disputes happen and that our customers get caught in the middle. We understand the frustration that our customers are experiencing and appreciate those who are standing with us while we continue to fight for a fair deal. As always, it is our goal to deliver shows that our customers enjoy, at a price that makes sense.
Cable One general manager