Updated with additional comments from Scripps Networks President John Lansing
For the time being, AT&T U-verse cable TV subscribers will have to live without cooking celebrity Rachael Ray and rapper turned home remodeler Vanilla Ice.
AT&T U-verse customers no longer have access to HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network and other popular Scripps Networks cable television programming, after the companies couldn’t reach a deal.
Both companies issued statements on Friday blaming the other for the failed negotiations. The contract between Knoxville-based Scripps and AT&T ended early this morning.