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Dish drops Turner cable channels
Dish drops Turner cable channels

The pay-TV wars are heating up again. Satellite television giant Dish Network has removed seven Turner Broadcasting cable channels — including CNN, Cartoon Network and Turner Classic Movies — after the companies failed to agree on a new contract. The blackout affects nearly half a million Dish subscribers in the Los Angeles area and 14 million nationwide. The Dish-Turner stalemate, reached late Monday after months of negotiations, is the latest in a series of disputes that has left viewers without their favorite TV channels. Conflicts between TV programmers and cable and satellite operators have become common. In September, a struggle between DirecTV and one of the...

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