14 million customers of Dish, including residents of New Jersey, recently lost access to seven channels offered through Turner Broadcasting after contract negotiations between the two companies failed. Popular programming including CNN, CNN en Espanol, truTV, Headline News, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Turner Classic Movies were all yanked from Dish's lineup following the companies' failure to reach an agreement, according to reports on Oct. 20.
Dish responded by putting MSNBC news programming in their lineup instead of CNN and Headline News, while replacing Turner Classic Movies with FXM Retro. The companies each blamed one another for the channel blackout, with Dish blaming Turner by stating they failed to make a reasonable offer, and Turner blaming Dish by saying they had made numerous concessions. There is no word on whether they will reach an agreement at some point, but for now, Dish's customers will have to go without the seven missing channels.