Media General – Mediacom
Media General's 14-market blackout of Mediacom lasted for more than two weeks, and left fans without access to MLB’s All-Star game.
The Weather Channel-Verizon
Verizon FiOS pulled The Weather Channel from its lineup based on declining ratings, and replaced it with AccuWeather and WeatherBug.
Quincy – DIRECTV
Quincy Newspapers demanded excessive rate increases from DIRECTV for 14 local stations, and pulled the signals when DIRECTV did not give in. Both sides came to a quick agreement, and Quincy returned the stations to their viewers.
Gray TV – Cox
Although Cox Communications provided several reasonable offers to Gray Television, Gray cut off their signals when Cox wouldn’t agree to a 400% rate increase. The stations were returned after less than a week when they agreed to a fairer rate.
DISH and Fox
On December 20, 2014, Fox pulled its Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network from DISH's lineup over renewal fees.
DISH and CBS
On December 5, 2014, CBS pulled its signal from DISH for 12 hours over retransmission fees.
Capitol Broadcasting – DISH
DISH lost the signals to three of Capitol’s stations for a week over the, “above-market increases” that were three times the previous rate. Capitol pulled the stations’ signals even though DISH offered a short-term contract extension to keep them on the air.
DIRECTV and AMC
On November 2, 2014, AMC began to inform customers during an episode of “The Walking Dead” that they are in a contract dispute with DIRECTV.
DISH and Turner
On October 21, 2014, Turner Broadcasting pulled ten of its channels from DISH subscribers over high rate increases. On November 21, they agreed to an extension while an agreement is negotiated, thereby returning the channels to DISH subscribers after a month-long blackout.
Raycom Media – DIRECTV
Raycom Media blacked out 43 stations from DIRECTV customers for nearly a week to try to force them to pay more than double to get their local ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC stations back. Raycom had recently also blacked out stations from DISH and Cox customers to get huge rate increases.
Vyve and Viacom
On April 31, 2014, Vyve dropped its Viacom channels due to higher demands for renewal fees and replaced them with other channels often requested by customers.
DISH and Hearst Television
Unable to reach an agreement regarding TV rights to 29 stations in 25 markets, Hearst Television pulled its signal from DISH Network for 14 hours on April 9, 2014.
Cable ONE and Viacom
At midnight on April 1, 2014, Cable ONE dropped 15 Viacom channels when negotiations over renewal fees were unsuccessful.
DISH and Bonten Media
Bonten Media and Esteem Broadcasting returned their station signals to DISH on 1/14/14, after a month-long absence.
ImOn and Viacom
On April 10, ImOn Communications announced that their refusal to pay a 50% increase for Viacom channels resulted in the cable provider losing access to those channels. ImOn had already polled their customers, who said they would rather lose the channels than pay more for them.
Cablevision and Meredith
Sixteen days after it blacked out WSFB in Connecticut, Meredith restored its signal to Cablevision.
Buckeye CableSystem and Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair pulled its WNWO signal from Buckeye on 12/15/13 when Buckeye refused to pay 10x more in retransmission fees.
CBS - Time Warner Cable
After a one-month blackout, TWC and CBS reached an agreement returning CBS-owned channels to over 3 million Time Warner Cable customers on September 2, 2013.