Viewers of the English Pokémon anime that watch the show via American satellite company DISH will unable to watch the channel Cartoon Network due to a contract dispute between Turner and DISH. Cartoon Network airs the latest episodes of the Pokémon anime on Saturday mornings, but DISH Network subscribers will be unable to watch the show until a new contract between the two companies is agreed upon.
As an alternative for viewers that watch the show on DISH Network, Pokémon the Series: XY, Vol. 4
is currently being posted on iTunes and includes the latest episodes of the series. Episodes cost $2.99USD each in HD or $21.99USD in HD for the season block set of 12 episodes.
Turner Networks Removes Channels from DISH as Contract Deadline Passes
DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) announced that Monday night Turner Networks removed Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, CNN en Español, HLN, truTV and Turner Classic Movies from the DISH programming lineup. The two companies have been unable to negotiate the terms of a renewed distribution agreement, and Turner refused to extend the overall agreement.
“In the past year, DISH has successfully renewed agreements with many large content providers,” said Warren Schlichting, DISH senior vice president of Programming. “As a result, we are confident that we have offered a deal to Turner that reflects an appropriate value for our customers.”
“DISH has had a productive relationship with Turner Networks for many years,” said Schlichting. “We regret the service disruption to our customers, and remain committed to reaching an agreement that promptly returns this content to DISH’s programming lineup.”