CBS, Dish Network end blackout for customers after reaching fee deal

CBS, Dish Network end blackout for customers after reaching fee deal

In an effort to end its stalled negotiations over a carriage agreement and end the CBS blackout, Dish Network is urging people to call companies that advertise on local CBS networks. Dish says the channels are now being restored to its customers.

Dish EVP of Marketing Warren Schichting released a statement saying, "We are grateful to our customers for their patience this holiday week as months of work has resulted in a deal that delivers CBS for years to come". CBS said in a statement Wednesday morning that "we obviously want to strike a fair deal" but "we remain far apart on terms". Due to Dish Network and CBS being unable to reach a carriage agreement, CBS is no longer available to millions of Dish subscribers across America.

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CBS and Dish Network resolved a dispute over the fees the satellite TV provider pays to the broadcaster, ending a three-day blackout that affected customers across 26 states.

The blackout affected almost 4 million Dish Network subscriber homes - including 400,000 in the Los Angeles region. But both companies have now reached a multi-year deal after a blackout on CBS programming to two million subscribers for nearly three days. Those customers went without their local CBS station on Thanksgiving, aggravating sports fans who missed seeing the Chargers defeat the Dallas Cowboys in Dallas. The new deal includes retransmission consent for CBS-owned TV stations, including KCBS (Channel 2) and KCAL (Channel 9) in Los Angeles.

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CBS and Dish Network have recently been involved in a contract dispute that has affected Impact Wrestling's distribution. "Our customers are clear: they don't want to pay a CBS tax".

CBS, the most-watched broadcast network, ran into contractual issues with Dish Network when it insisted that its smaller channels like Smithsonian, Pop and CBS Sports Network be bundled with the Big 4 net.

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