Декабря 12, 2017


CBS, Dish Network reach agreement resolving content fee dispute

26 Ноября 2017, 01:10 | Frank Carlson

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Hours after millions of viewers were unable to watch the Chargers-Cowboys football game on Thanksgiving Day afternoon, Dish Network and CBS reached a multi-year fee agreement, ending the blackout that kept the game off the airwaves.

On Dish Network's dishpromise.com website, the United States' No. 2 satellite operator shows you how your local CBS stations are affected by the dispute, which has left CBS blacked out to Dish subscribers in dozens of states.

Dish Network subscribers once again have access to CBS following the brief service blackout resulting from an expired contract between the two.

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"Dish customers will continue to get CBS' must-have content, while we are also able to achieve our short and long-term economic and strategic goals", he added.

A dispute erupted between CBS and DISH Network over the price of carriage. A look at Twitter reveals more than a few upset tweets from Dish customers. Although CBS channels will not be available on Sling TV they have recently agreed to provide channels to DirecTV Now and YouTube TV.

The deal, which includes all CBS-owned stations, as well as CBS Sports Network, Pop and Smithsonian Channel, comes after almost three days of no CBS programming from the cable provider.

Besides rallying the TV remote soldiers, the dishpromise.com site offers a glimpse into Dish and CBS's tense negotiations. CBS told Deadline "we remain far apart on terms" and stated Dish was "desperate to retain subscribers".

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