Turner, Cable One Reach Deal to End 25-Day Blackout

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Turner Broadcasting System and The Washington Post Co.’s Cable One late Friday said they had reached an agreement to restore TNT, TBS, CNN and other cablers to the operator’s 600,000 subscribers after dropping off the dial for 25 days.

The blackout was the first in Turner’s history. The fight was over money: Cable One claimed Turner was asking for a nearly 50% increase in fees.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, which is usual. “We’re pleased to be able to restore these channels to our customers, and appreciate their patience and loyalty,” Cable One CEO Tom Might said in a statement.

Cable One said it will credit customers $3.50 for the loss of Turner programming; the operator noted it does not normally do that. “Even though we have launched temporary replacement programming on some of these channels for most of our customers, we still wanted to offer this credit for your patience during this…

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