Cartoon Network, Boomerang and CNN International have been removed from Silknet, a cable television provider in the country of Georgia. Both Silknet and Turner Broadcasting System are trying to arrange a new contract to distribute the channels once again to Silknet subscribers, hopefully the issue will be resolved soon.
It has been announced today that Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang (including some other Turner Broadcasting System channels) have been dropped on Dish Network, both Dish and Turner have been trying to negotiate a fair price for the channels, it’s not known how close they are in reaching a deal. The Dish Network/Turner carriage deal expired yesterday (20/10/2014) and the contract was up for renewal.
From the Press Release:
“Despite our best efforts, we were unable to reach an agreement with Dish Network, and they have unilaterally decided to pull CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, TCM, HLN, CNN en Espanol and Boomerang off the air upon the expiration of our current deal.
Turner has worked diligently for months to come to a fair agreement including multiple extensions and compromises, and it’s unfortunate that Dish is once again operating in a disruptive manner that takes away networks and programming from their customers. We are hopeful our counterparts will return to the negotiating table, and we’ll get a deal completed.”
Dish Network has dropped Cartoon Network. For more information go to – http://t.co/znZIMldLLx
— CartoonNetworkPR (@CartoonNetPR) October 21, 2014
The Consumer Council of Fiji are meeting Fiji Television representatives today regarding Sky Pacific replacing channels such as Cartoon Network and is trying to resolve the situation for Sky Pacific’s 20,000+ customers.
Statement from the CEO of the Consumer Council of Fiji, Premila Kumar. Quote from The Fiji Times:
“Going by the number of subscribers, Sky Pacific is receiving around $1million every month from its subscribers, the council will meet with the Fiji Television representatives tomorrow (today) to discuss the issues with the hope to find a solution in favour of the thousands of the Sky Pacific subscribers. There is certainly no substitute to the world renowned channels like BBC, Nat Geo Wild, Star Plus, Cartoon Network and others which were once enjoyed by both the young as well as the adult viewers.”
Fiji Television Ltd, the company that owns Sky Pacific, will make a statement after the meeting.
On Sky Pacific, Cartoon Network was replaced by its sister channel, Toonami Asia, last Sunday.