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Forum staff reports, Published October 25 2013

Cable One reaches agreement with Turner Broadcasting

FARGO – Cable One customers here will once again be able to watch their favorite Turner Broadcasting programs.

Cable One announced late Friday that it reached an agreement with Turner Broadcasting System Inc. to restore Turner’s channels after weeks of a blackout.

CNN, CNN en Espanol, HLN, Turner Classic Movies, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network, truTV and Boomerang went off air after the two companies failed to settle on a contract.

On Oct. 1, Cable One stated in a release that the contract with Turner Broadcasting had expired after several months of failed negotiations concerning fees the company must pay to carry the channels in Turner’s lineup.

The process of restoring the Turner channels will begin immediately and may take several days to complete, a news release from Cable ONE stated.

Cable One promised credits to customer’s accounts for the missed programming.

“We’re pleased to be able to restore these channels to our customers, and appreciate their patience and loyalty,” said Tom Might, Cable ONE chief executive officer.

In a statement released by Turner on Friday night, the company said, “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.”