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Court TV pulled from DISH Network (video included)

Court TV has been taken off DISH Network’s channel lineup, effective 12:01 AM Monday, January 1, 2007. Both parties say they failed to come to terms on a new carriage agreement.

Turner said that EchoStar (the parent company of DISH Network) is “unwilling to pay…the standard industry rate”, but are willing to work with the company to return the channel to the roughly 12 million DISH subscribers capable of receiving the network.

EchoStar’s Eric Sahl, senior VP of programming for DISH responded, calling Turner’s asking price “unreasonable” adding “It is not fair to ask our customers to pay a DBS premium for a channel owned by the second largest cable operator, Time Warner.”

The Biography Channel will fill the gap left by Court TV while negotiations continue between the two sides.

Turner, in the meantime, began airing a television spot urging their viewers to call DISH Network and register their dissaproval with the loss of the channel. You can view the video of the commerical below.

  • Adrian A Waters

    I live in a rural area. First our network channels were taken away and now Court TV.There is really no reason to keep the Dish subscription.
    Why does the US Supreme court think it is ok to take away our
    program viewing. Is this the beginning of government selected
    programing?People who live in rural areas should be entitled to
    receive publicly brodcast programing even if it has to come through private owned sources. We should have some rights.

    AA Waters

  • Adrian A Waters

    I live in a rural area. First our network channels were taken away and now Court TV.There is really no reason to keep the Dish subscription.
    Why does the US Supreme court think it is ok to take away our
    program viewing. Is this the beginning of government selected
    programing?People who live in rural areas should be entitled to
    receive publicly brodcast programing even if it has to come through private owned sources. We should have some rights.

    AA Waters

  • jason bernard aldridge

    I FIND IT VERY INCONSIDERATE THAT THIS CHANNEL WAS SNATCHED AWAY WITHOUT ANY DECENT WARNING FROM THE PROVIDERS. FORENSIC FILES, PSYCHIC DETECTIVE, AND DR. G; TO NAME A FEW WERE MY FAVORITES, THAT CHANNEL ALONE WAS THE SOLE REASON THAT I JUST RECENTLY DECIDED TO GO WITH DISH NETWORK. CURRENTLY I PAY OVER $100 PER MONTH, AND I FEEL THAT WITH THAT KIND OF REVENUE COMING IN FROM VARIOUS SUBSCRIBERS, THAT SOMETHING COULD HAVE BEEN WORKED OUT. I ONLY BECAME CURIOUS BECAUSE I WAS TRYNG TO SEARCH FOR THE LOCATION, AND DISCOVERED BY GOING ONLINE THAT IT WAS SIMPLY GONE! THAT IS CERTAINLY NOT THE WAY TO ENDEAR CUSTOMERS WITH A COMPANY. I WORK FOR A CABLE COMPANY BUT UNFORTUNATELY I LIVE OUT OF THE AREA WHERE IT IS PROVIDED, AND I THINK THAT SOMEONE NEEDS TO DO THE RIGHT THING FOR THE CUSTOMERS, THAT IS AFTER ALL.. WHAT SHOULD BE THE BOTTOM LINE, NOT GREED. THANKS FOR TAKING MY COMMENTS.

  • jason bernard aldridge

    I FIND IT VERY INCONSIDERATE THAT THIS CHANNEL WAS SNATCHED AWAY WITHOUT ANY DECENT WARNING FROM THE PROVIDERS. FORENSIC FILES, PSYCHIC DETECTIVE, AND DR. G; TO NAME A FEW WERE MY FAVORITES, THAT CHANNEL ALONE WAS THE SOLE REASON THAT I JUST RECENTLY DECIDED TO GO WITH DISH NETWORK. CURRENTLY I PAY OVER $100 PER MONTH, AND I FEEL THAT WITH THAT KIND OF REVENUE COMING IN FROM VARIOUS SUBSCRIBERS, THAT SOMETHING COULD HAVE BEEN WORKED OUT. I ONLY BECAME CURIOUS BECAUSE I WAS TRYNG TO SEARCH FOR THE LOCATION, AND DISCOVERED BY GOING ONLINE THAT IT WAS SIMPLY GONE! THAT IS CERTAINLY NOT THE WAY TO ENDEAR CUSTOMERS WITH A COMPANY. I WORK FOR A CABLE COMPANY BUT UNFORTUNATELY I LIVE OUT OF THE AREA WHERE IT IS PROVIDED, AND I THINK THAT SOMEONE NEEDS TO DO THE RIGHT THING FOR THE CUSTOMERS, THAT IS AFTER ALL.. WHAT SHOULD BE THE BOTTOM LINE, NOT GREED. THANKS FOR TAKING MY COMMENTS.

  • jason bernard aldridge

    PLEASE BRING FORENSIC FILES, PSYCHIC DETECTIVE AND THE OTHER SHOWS BACK! FINANCIAL WHEELING, AND DEALING IS NOT THE FAULT OF THE SUBSCRIBERS, DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO FOR YOUR CUSTOMER. I WORK FOR A CABLE COMPANY BUT I LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE AREA, AND THIS TYPE OF THING IF WHAT IS MAKING SO MANY DIFFERENT COMPANIES SO SUCCESSFUL, BELIEVE ME, SOME COMPANY IS GOING TO SHELL OUT THE NECESSARY DOLLARS AND CAPITALIZE ON THIS FOOLISHNESS, PLEASE BRING MY CHANNEL BACK!!!

  • jason bernard aldridge

    PLEASE BRING FORENSIC FILES, PSYCHIC DETECTIVE AND THE OTHER SHOWS BACK! FINANCIAL WHEELING, AND DEALING IS NOT THE FAULT OF THE SUBSCRIBERS, DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO FOR YOUR CUSTOMER. I WORK FOR A CABLE COMPANY BUT I LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE AREA, AND THIS TYPE OF THING IF WHAT IS MAKING SO MANY DIFFERENT COMPANIES SO SUCCESSFUL, BELIEVE ME, SOME COMPANY IS GOING TO SHELL OUT THE NECESSARY DOLLARS AND CAPITALIZE ON THIS FOOLISHNESS, PLEASE BRING MY CHANNEL BACK!!!

  • kathy woodison

    I saw an ad on one of Dish network’s many remaining channels about an 800 number to call to let “them” know you want Court TV. “Them” turns out to be a recorded solicitation for Direct TV or cable. Annoying! But we will miss Court TV too. Last year, it was Lifetime vs Dish who couldn’t agree on the rate.

  • kathy woodison

    I saw an ad on one of Dish network’s many remaining channels about an 800 number to call to let “them” know you want Court TV. “Them” turns out to be a recorded solicitation for Direct TV or cable. Annoying! But we will miss Court TV too. Last year, it was Lifetime vs Dish who couldn’t agree on the rate.

  • Theresa

    When will this stupid stand off end? Is it not enough that we pay through the nose for this “service”, then to be insulted with another “complimentary channel” that I already have is ridiculous. How about a “complimentary free month of subscription?” I would like to have what I pay for! I want my Court TV!

    Someone needs to swallow their pride, get off their duff and do their job!

  • Theresa

    When will this stupid stand off end? Is it not enough that we pay through the nose for this “service”, then to be insulted with another “complimentary channel” that I already have is ridiculous. How about a “complimentary free month of subscription?” I would like to have what I pay for! I want my Court TV!

    Someone needs to swallow their pride, get off their duff and do their job!

  • melissa miller

    come on court tv i live in orwell ohio and i do not get court tv anymore greedy politicians!

  • melissa miller

    come on court tv i live in orwell ohio and i do not get court tv anymore greedy politicians!