UPDATE to Cable ONE Story on Carriage Issues with Turner Network

By David M. Kinchen
 UPDATE to Cable ONE Story on Carriage Issues with Turner Network

I received the message below as a Cable ONE customer. It partially updates my story on this site on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013: www.huntingtonnews.net/73447):

Yesterday we sent you an email letting you know that we had removed Turner Network channels CNN, CNN en Espanol, Headline News, Turner Classic Movies, TruTV (where available), and Boomerang at 9 a.m. yesterday from our channel line-up following the expiration of the Cable ONE/Turner Network contract. Following this announcement and without prior notice, Turner Network deauthorized signals to TNT, TBS, and the Cartoon Network, despite the fact that Cable ONE has a signed contract to continue carriage of these channels. It is unfortunate that Turner Network has chosen to punish our customers by deauthorizing the signals for these channels so that you will no longer receive them. We believe that they have deauthorized these channels in retaliation for us dropping their less popular programming. Cable ONE will be crediting our customers for the deauthorized channels on an upcoming bill. You do not need to call in to receive your credit – we will automatically apply a credit to your next billing statement.

We're hoping that Turner Networks will respect the contracts we have signed for TNT, TBS, and Cartoon Network and return them to our customers soon. In the meantime, we know that the Major League Baseball postseason games are important to many of our customers. We wanted to let you know that you still have access to these games by streaming them directly from the Major League Baseball website at www.mlb.com.

We apologize for any frustration these negotiations may cause you and appreciate your patience while we continue to negotiate with Turner to reach an agreement that is fair for everyone. Please visitwww.stopprogramminghikes.com/turner for updates on this negotiation.

Best regards,
Cable ONE